Vietnam records 14,421 new local Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   December 28, 2021 | 03:40 am PT
Vietnam records 14,421 new local Covid-19 cases
A man wears a face shield outside a mask as he walks by Hanoi's West Lake, December 26, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Chieu
The Health Ministry confirmed another 14,421 domestic Covid-19 cases Tuesday, marking the lowest daily tally in a week.

The three places with the highest numbers of new infections were Hanoi with 1,920 cases, Tay Ninh Province that borers HCMC with 923 cases the Vinh Long Province in the Mekong Delta with 911 cases.

HCMC reported 671 new cases.

In the past seven days, Vietnam has recorded 15,850 cases per day on average compared to 18,134 cases the previous week.

On Tuesday, the ministry announced another 214 Covid-19 deaths, including 35 in HCMC. The total Covid death toll so far rose to 31,632, accounting for around 1.9 percent of all infections.

Of more than 384,159 patients under treatment, 7,103 are heavy cases.

Around 66.8 million people in the country have been vaccinated with two doses and 3.1 million have received the third doses, including the ones of the three-dose combo for Cuba's Abdala vaccine.

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