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Vietnam records 15,959 new COVID-19 patients, announces 33,034 hospital discharges

Vietnam records 15,959 new COVID-19 patients, announces 33,034 hospital discharges

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 21:14 GMT+7
Vietnam records 15,959 new COVID-19 patients, announces 33,034 hospital discharges
Medical staff work in the lab at the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health confirmed 15,959 coronavirus infections throughout Vietnam on Wednesday, together with 33,034 hospital discharges and 142 virus-related deaths.

The newest infections, including 23 imported and 15,936 domestic transmissions, were detected in 61 provinces and cities, the ministry said, noting that 10,460 caught the virus in the community.

Hanoi recorded 2,909 of the latest local cases, Da Nang 892, Khanh Hoa Province 652, Thanh Hoa Province 628, Hung Yen Province 568, Quang Ngai Province 490, Hai Duong Province 349, Quang Nam Province 336, Quang Ninh Province 297, Thua Thien-Hue Province 277, Ho Chi Minh City 263, Hoa Binh Province 251, Lam Dong Province 245, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 170, Binh Thuan Province 150, Quang Binh Province 118, Son La Province 99, Can Tho City 71, and Dien Bien Province 35.

Vietnam had logged 16,763 locally-acquired infections on Tuesday.

The country has documented 2,071,658 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27, 2021. Over 1.78 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City has been heavily affected with 511,950 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 292,024, Dong Nai Province with 99,465, Hanoi with 97,228, Tay Ninh Province with 86,314, Ca Mau Province 53,601, Dong Thap Province with 46,737, Can Tho City with 43,949, Long An Province with 41,208, An Giang Province with 35,129, Tien Giang Province with 35,097, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 29,850, Binh Thuan Province with 28,469, and Da Nang with 21,282.

Vietnam found only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.

Hospitals discharged 33,034 coronavirus patients on Wednesday, taking the tally to 1,789,188, according to the health ministry.

The toll has amounted to 36,114 mortalities after the ministry added 142 fatalities on the same day, including 16 in Dong Thap Province, 12 in Kien Giang Province, 11 in Vinh Long Province, 10 in Ben Tre Province, nine in Ho Chi Minh City, and the remainder in 26 other provinces and cities.  

Vietnam has logged 2,078,087 patients, including 108 imported and community-based Omicron infections, a rise of 38 cases compared to Tuesday, since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.

The Omicron cases consist of 68 in Ho Chi Minh City, 27 in Quang Nam Province, three in Da Nang, two in Thanh Hoa Province, two in Khanh Hoa Province, two in Quang Ninh Province, one in Hanoi, one in Hai Duong Province, one in Hai Phong City, and one in Long An Province.

Health workers have administered above 171.6 million vaccine doses, including 1,569,422 shots on Tuesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.

More than 78.7 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while over 72.9 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 topped 19.9 million.

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Yen Viet / Tuoi Tre News

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