Vietnam records 14,312 new Covid cases

By Le Nga   December 5, 2021 | 04:21 am PT
Vietnam records 14,312 new Covid cases
A staff member disinfects a classroom at Hanoi's Phan Dinh Phung High School, preparing for the return of students, Dec. 3, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The Health Ministry reported 14,321 new Covid-19 cases in 61 provinces and cities Sunday, pushing the ongoing wave's tally to nearly 1.3 million cases.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 1,491 cases, Can Tho with 1,132 and Tay Ninh with 792 cases.

Hanoi recorded 400 new cases on Sunday

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 26,220 with the confirmation of 199 deaths on Sunday.

Health authorities also confirmed 1,711 recoveries the same day, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 1,009,277.

Almost 54.1 million people of the nation's 96-million population have been fully vaccinated.

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