Vietnam records 12,160 new Covid cases

By Le Nga   February 5, 2022 | 04:00 am PT
Vietnam records 12,160 new Covid cases
People at HCMC's Nguyen Hue flower street on Jan 29, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
The Health Ministry confirmed 12,160 new local Covid-19 cases Saturday in 58 cities and provinces, pushing the ongoing wave's tally to 2,298,323.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Hanoi with 2,778 cases, Da Nang with 783 cases, and Quang Nam with 735 cases.

Of the day's tally, 7,235 cases were detected in the community.

Vietnam has recorded 192 cases infected with the Omicron variant, six of them community cases in Hanoi and HCMC linked to foreign entrants.

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 38,264 with the confirmation of 114 deaths Saturday.

The Health Ministry also confirmed 3,457 recoveries the same day, bringing the total number of recovered cases so far to 2,105,913.

Over 74.2 million people of Vietnam's 96 million population have been vaccinated with two doses, and more than 28.8 million have received the third dose.

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