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COVID-19 infections cross 10 million in Vietnam

COVID-19 infections cross 10 million in Vietnam

Thursday, April 07, 2022, 18:26 GMT+7
COVID-19 infections cross 10 million in Vietnam
A student is administered a COVID-19 vaccine shot in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s COVID-19 caseload surpassed 10 million patients on Thursday when the Ministry of Health reported 90,228 infections, in addition to 117,503 recoveries and 21 virus-related mortalities.

The newest cases, including two imported infections, were recorded in all 63 provinces and cities, the health ministry said in a daily report.

Gia Lai and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Provinces recorded 45,466 of the latest local cases, including 44,342 added from previous days; Hanoi 3,635; Bac Giang Province 2,267; Phu Tho Province 2,174; Nghe An Province 1,965; Quang Ninh Province 1,956; Dak Lak Province 1,619; Quang Binh Province 1,217; Bac Ninh Province 917; Ho Chi Minh City 864; Lam Dong Province 714; Binh Duong Province 599; Binh Phuoc Province 532; Da Nang 472; Thua Thien-Hue Province 235; Khanh Hoa Province 208; and Can Tho City 40.

The Ministry of Health logged 58,424 infections on Wednesday.

Vietnam has detected 10,062,951 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave broke out on April 27, 2021. Almost 8.4 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Hanoi is the biggest epicenter with 1,515,184 patients, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 600,037, Nghe An Province 410,099, Binh Duong Province with 380,590, Hai Duong Province 351,115, Bac Ninh Province 332,291, Ca Mau Province 147,187, Tay Ninh Province with 133,542, Hai Phong City 117,988, Binh Phuoc Province 114,292, Dong Nai Province with 106,421, Da Nang with 97,770, and Can Tho City with 49,226.

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

The health ministry documented 117,503 recovered patients on Thursday, elevating the national count to 8,277,563.

The toll has spiked to 42,712, with 31 pathogen-related mortalities added today. 

Vietnam has registered 10,070,692 cases in total since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.

Health workers have given more than 207.3 million vaccine doses, including 144,240 shots on Wednesday, since inoculation was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.

Above 190.1 million doses have been administered to the adult demographic of the country’s 98 million people, including 71,253,350 first shots, 68,090,339 second doses, 14,970,123 additional primary jabs, and 34,356,392 boosters.    

A combined 17,203,676 shots have been injected into children aged 12-17, including 8,815,144 first doses and 8,388,532 second jabs.

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Yen Viet / Tuoi Tre News


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