Vietnam confirms 16,513 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   January 8, 2022 | 04:38 am PT
Vietnam confirms 16,513 new local Covid cases
A pedestrian street in Hanoi is left deserted, December 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Chieu
Health authorities announced 16,513 Covid-19 cases Saturday in 62 cities and provinces, pushing the total infection tally in the fourth wave so far to 1,860,134.

Hanoi topped the country's infection tally with 2,791 cases, followed by Khanh Hoa with 798 and Hai Phong with 748.

240 deaths were added to the national database on Saturday, including 18 cases in Ho Chi Minh City. The total number of Covid-19 deaths so far is 34,117 cases, or around 1.8 percent of all infections.

HCMC, which used to the epicenter during the fourth coronavirus wave, reported 436 cases on Saturday.

8,990 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered the same day, bringing the number of recovered cases so far to 1,488,038 cases.

Vietnam has recorded 30 Covid-19 cases infected with the Omicron variant. all imported cases. 15 of them are in Quang Nam, 11 in HCMC, two in Thanh Hoa, and one each in Hanoi, Hai Duong and Hai Phong.

70.7 million of the country's 98-million population have received their second vaccine shots, and 10.1 million have received their third shots.

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