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34,737 new coronavirus infections detected in Vietnam

34,737 new coronavirus infections detected in Vietnam

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 21:17 GMT+7
34,737 new coronavirus infections detected in Vietnam
Students get back to school amidst rising COVID-19 infections in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health logged 34,737 more COVID-19 infections throughout Vietnam on Wednesday, alongside 6,882 recovered patients and 66 virus-related deaths.

The newest cases, including 14 imported and 34,723 domestic transmissions, were found in all 63 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, adding that 25,026 caught the pathogen in the community.

Hanoi documented 3,888 of the latest local cases, Thai Nguyen Province 2,497, Hai Duong Province 1,598, Quang Ninh Province 1,536, Hai Phong City 1,487, Phu Tho Province 1,332, Ninh Binh Province 1,316, Nam Dinh Province 1,281, Vinh Phuc Province 1,274, Bac Ninh Province 1,209, Nghe An Province 1,188, Hoa Binh Province 974, Binh Dinh Province 805, Da Nang 743, Ho Chi Minh City 620, Quang Nam Province 606, Ha Tinh Province 417, Lam Dong Province 362, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 298, Thua Thien-Hue Province 258, Binh Thuan Province 119, Binh Duong Province 76, and Can Tho City 15.

Vietnam had confirmed 31,787 locally-acquired infections on Tuesday.

The country has registered 2,599,624 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave broke out on April 27, 2021. A total of 2,246,338 of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City is on top of the caseload with 517,097 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 293,277, Hanoi with 180,133, Dong Nai Province with 100,228, Tay Ninh Province with 88,867, Ca Mau Province 57,906, Binh Phuoc Province 49,541, Dong Thap Province with 47,686, Da Nang with 45,940, Vinh Long Province 44,890, Can Tho City with 44,604, Long An Province with 41,893, An Giang Province with 35,716, Tien Giang Province with 35,421, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 33,184, and Binh Thuan Province with 30,204.

Vietnam recorded merely 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.

The health ministry reported 6,882 recoveries on Wednesday, bringing the national count to 2,249,155.

The toll has mounted 39,188, with 66 virus-associated fatalities added today. 

Vietnam has detected 2,606,824 patients in total, including 198 imported and community-based Omicron infections, since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.

Healthcare workers have given above 186.8 million vaccine doses, including 413,574 shots on Tuesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.

More than 79.2 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while over 74.8 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 32.8 million.   

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Yen Viet / Tuoi Tre News

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