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15,727 more coronavirus infections, 126 deaths documented in Vietnam

15,727 more coronavirus infections, 126 deaths documented in Vietnam

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 19:44 GMT+7
15,727 more coronavirus infections, 126 deaths documented in Vietnam
A man receives a third COVID-19 vaccine dose in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s health ministry reported 15,727 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, alongside 21,002 recoveries and 126 virus-related fatalities.

The newest cases, including 55 imported and 15,672 domestic transmissions, were found in all 63 provinces and cities, the Ministry of Health said, adding that 10,627 caught the coronavirus in the community.

Hanoi reported 2,907 of the latest local cases, Da Nang 873, Bac Ninh Province 794, Thanh Hoa Province 727, Hai Phong City 719, Quang Nam Province 527, Nam Dinh Province 469, Hoa Binh Province 414, Hung Yen Province 372, Quang Ninh Province 275, Lam Dong Province 235, Thua Thien-Hue Province 220, Ho Chi Minh City 168, Lang Son Province 167, Ninh Binh Province 115, Lao Cai Province 100, Binh Duong Province 92, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 57, Bac Kan Province 34, and Can Tho City 26.

Vietnam had logged 15,885 locally-transmitted infections on Wednesday.

The country has confirmed 2,196,351 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27, 2021. Over 1.94 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh has suffered the most with 513,259 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 292,532, Hanoi with 120,377, Dong Nai Province with 99,811, Tay Ninh Province with 87,706, Ca Mau Province 55,502, Dong Thap Province with 47,225, Can Tho City with 44,276, Long An Province with 41,516, An Giang Province with 35,449, Tien Giang Province with 35,279, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 30,638, Binh Thuan Province with 29,115, and Da Nang with 28,997.

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

The health ministry declared 21,002 patients recovered on Thursday, raising the national count to 1,945,611.

The toll has surged to 37,291 deaths after the ministry logged 126 mortalities on the same day, including 31 in Hanoi, 11 in Vinh Long Province, 11 in Ho Chi Minh City, six in Soc Trang Province, six in Dong Thap Province, and the remainder in 23 other provinces and cities.  

Vietnam has registered 2,203,208 patients in total, including 166 imported and community-based Omicron infections, since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.

The Omicron cases consist of 92 in Ho Chi Minh City, 27 in Quang Nam Province, 14 in Hanoi, 11 in Khanh Hoa Province, eight in Da Nang, four in Kien Giang Province, two in Thanh Hoa Province, two in Quang Ninh Province, one in Hai Duong Province, one in Hai Phong City, one in Long An Province, one in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, one in Binh Duong Province, and one in Lam Dong Province.

Healthcare workers have administered above 179.5 million vaccine doses, including 930,725 shots on Wednesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.

More than 78.9 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while upwards of 73.9 million have been injected twice.

The number of third doses – including additional primary shots for immunocompromised people, boosters, and third jabs of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine has neared 26.7 million.

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Yen Viet / Tuoi Tre News


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