Vietnam confirms 21,691 new local Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   January 17, 2022 | 04:08 am PT
Vietnam confirms 21,691 new local Covid-19 cases
A doctor takes care of a Covid-19 patient in HCMC's Thu Duc City, September 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
The Health Ministry announced 21,691 new domestic Covid-19 patients Monday, including 5,366 cases in the southern province of Ca Mau added to the national database.

The total infection tally in the current wave so far is 2,016,520 cases.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Ca Mau with 5,769 cases, Hanoi with 2,955 cases, and Da Nang with 924 cases.

The Health Ministry also confirmed 20,172 recoveries the same day, bringing the total number of recovered cases so far to 1,747,462.

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 35,791 with the confirmation of 179 deaths Monday.

The average number of new cases in the country for the past seven days has been 16,155 a day while the national death rate has been 180 a day on average.

Vietnam has recorded 68 Covid-19 cases infected with the Omicron variant so far, all imported cases.

Over 72.4 million people of Vietnams 96 million population have been vaccinated with two doses, and more than 17.9 million have received the third dose.

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