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Vietnam adds 197,476 coronavirus cases, including 23,578 in Hanoi

Vietnam adds 197,476 coronavirus cases, including 23,578 in Hanoi

Friday, March 18, 2022, 19:51 GMT+7
Vietnam adds 197,476 coronavirus cases, including 23,578 in Hanoi
Medical staff tend to a COVID-19 patient at a hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health announced 197,476 COVID-19 infections in Vietnam on Friday, along with 175,971 recoveries and 57 virus-associated deaths.

The newest cases, including nine imported and 197,467 domestic transmissions, were recorded in 62 provinces and cities, the health ministry said.

Bac Giang Province reported 37,025 of the latest local cases, including 34,302 added from previous days; Hanoi 23,578; Nghe An Province 9,968; Phu Tho Province 8,042; Bac Ninh Province 6,488; Lang Son Province 5,011; Lao Cai Province 4,671; Hai Duong Province 4,407; Ca Mau Province 3,160; Binh Duong Province 3,060; Quang Ninh Province 2,889; Lam Dong Province 2,729; Ben Tre Province 2,572; Ho Chi Minh City 2,246; Tra Vinh Province 1,603; Hai Phong City 1,243; Khanh Hoa Province 1,192; Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 1,000; Da Nang 956; and Can Tho City 129.

The health ministry today revised the number of locally-transmitted infections registered on Thursday to 349,175 from 353,962, citing mistakes in data capture.

The country has confirmed 7,359,460 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave broke out on April 27, 2021. Over 3.8 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Hanoi stays on top of the caseload with 940,236 patients, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 579,844, Binh Duong Province with 356,643, Nghe An Province 325,416, Hai Duong Province 305,563, Bac Ninh Province 253,880, Ca Mau Province 113,650, Tay Ninh Province with 110,858, Hai Phong City 108,179, Dong Nai Province with 104,792, Binh Phuoc Province 95,188, Da Nang with 84,336, and Can Tho City with 47,716.

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

The health ministry documented 175,971 recovered patients on Friday, raising the national count to 3,861,959.

The toll has amounted to 41,683, with 57 pathogen-linked deaths added today. 

Vietnam has logged 7,367,112 cases in total since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.

Health workers have administered above 201.4 million vaccine doses, including 326,300 shots on Thursday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.

Upwards of 184.3 million doses have been given to the adult demographic of the country’s 98 million people, including 70.935.528 first shots, 67.866.083 second doses, 14.623.598 additional primary jabs, and 29.429.680 boosters.    

A combined 17.056.008 shots have been injected into children aged 12-17, including 8,751,350 first doses and 8,304,658 second jabs.

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Yen Viet / Tuoi Tre News

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