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Vietnam reports 19,868 new COVID-19 cases, 34,102 recovered patients

Vietnam reports 19,868 new COVID-19 cases, 34,102 recovered patients

Thursday, December 30, 2021, 20:26 GMT+7
Vietnam reports 19,868 new COVID-19 cases, 34,102 recovered patients
Health workers vaccinate a senior citizen against COVID-19 at his home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health logged 19,868 additional COVID-19 cases in Vietnam on Thursday, along with 34,102 recoveries and 291 virus-related fatalities.

The latest infections, including 20 imported and 19,848 domestic transmissions, were reported in 61 provinces and cities, the ministry said, elaborating that 11,404 patients caught the virus in the community.

Ca Mau Province recorded 3,876 of the newest local cases, Hanoi 1,866, Tay Ninh Province 935, Hai Phong City 838, Khanh Hoa Province 788, Ho Chi Minh City 697, Binh Dinh Province 620, Dong Thap Province 590, Lam Dong Province 477, Thua Thien-Hue Province 439, Can Tho City 287, Binh Thuan Province 277, Quang Nam Province 233, Da Nang 185, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 180, Quang Ninh Province 165, Dong Nai Province 160, Lang Son Province 103, and Duong Province 96.

Vietnam had detected 13,873 domestically-acquired infections on Wednesday.

The country has found 1,709,042 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,333,827 of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City has been the biggest hotbed with 502,687 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 290,564, Dong Nai Province with 97,540, Tay Ninh Province with 74,333, Hanoi with 44,126, Dong Thap Province with 43,611, Can Tho City with 40,574, Long An Province with 40,297, Tien Giang Province with 33,473, Khanh Hoa Province with 32,206, An Giang Province with 32,165, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 26,168, Binh Thuan Province with 25,683, and Da Nang with 11,035.

Vietnam registered a mere 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.

The health ministry documented 34,102 recovered patients on Thursday, lifting the total count to 1,336,644.

The toll has climbed to 32,168 deaths after the ministry confirmed 291 fatalities on the same day, including 53 in Thua Thien-Hue Province, 37 in Ho Chi Minh City, 20 in Binh Duong Province, 16 in An Giang Province, 16 in Can Tho City, 15 in Dong Thap Province, 13 in Hanoi, and the remainder in 18 other provinces and cities.  

Vietnam has logged 1,714,742 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country early last year.

Health workers have administered more than 149 million vaccine doses, including 1,070,466 shots on Wednesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.

Over 77.5 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while more than 67.7 million have been jabbed twice.

The number of third doses – including additional primary shots for immunocompromised people, boosters, and third jabs of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine – has jumped to 4,047,920.

Vietnam aims to fully inoculate 100 percent of its adult population this year. Many provinces and cities are immunizing children aged 12-17 against COVID-19, using Pfizer-BioNTech shots.

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Viet Toan / Tuoi Tre News

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