Vietnam confirms 15,182 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   December 26, 2021 | 04:25 am PT
Vietnam confirms 15,182 new Covid-19 cases
Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square in downtown Hanoi is left deserted, December 26 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Chieu
Vietnam reported 15,182 new Covid-19 cases Sunday in 62 cities and provinces, with Hanoi leading the tally for the sixth consecutive day.

The Health Ministry said that Hanoi had 1,910 new cases, followed by the southern provinces of Tay Ninh with 928 and Vinh Long with 889 cases.

Ho Chi Minh City reported 544 new cases, down 341 from the previous day, raising the total number of infections in the southern metropolis in the fourth novel coronavirus wave to 500,057.

The ministry also confirmed 207 Covid deaths Sunday, including 36 in HCMC and 24 in An Giang, pushing the national Covid death toll to 31,214, or 1.9 percent of the total infections.

The fourth wave that hit Vietnam late April has until now seen over 1.64 million Covid cases and more than 1.24 million have recovered.

Over 65.9 million people of Vietnam's 96 million population have been vaccinated with two doses, and more than 2.5 million have received the third dose.

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