Vietnam records 14,307 new Covid cases

By Le Nga   January 24, 2022 | 03:43 am PT
Vietnam records 14,307 new Covid cases
A Hanoi woman has her health checked before Covid-19 vaccination, January 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The Health Ministry confirmed 14,307 new local Covid-19 cases Friday in 61 cities and provinces, pushing the ongoing wave's tally to 2,126,656.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Hanoi with 2,801 cases, Da Nang with 958 cases, and Hai Phong with 733 cases.

Of the day's tally, 9,534 cases were detected in the community.

Vietnam has recorded 163 cases infected with the Omicron variant, including five community cases in HCMC.

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 36,887 with the confirmation of 165 deaths Monday.

The Health Ministry also confirmed 36,331 recoveries the same day, bringing the total number of recovered cases so far to 1,841,180.

The average number of new cases in the country for the past seven days has been 15,734 a day while the national death rate has been 157 a day on average.

Over 73.8 million people of Vietnam's 96 million population have been vaccinated with two doses, and more than 23.8 million have received the third dose.

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