Vietnam records 14,621 new domestic Covid cases

By Le Nga   December 12, 2021 | 04:20 am PT
Vietnam records 14,621 new domestic Covid cases
Two staff clean up equipment at a Covid-19 ICU in Hanoi's Hoang Mai District, August 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh
The Health Ministry announced another 14,621 local Covid-19 cases in 58 cities and provinces Tuesday, with Hanoi recording the highest daily infection tally ever.

Of the patients confirmed Tuesday, the most are in HCMC, at 1,216, followed by Hanoi with 980, marking the highest daily tally ever for the capital city, and HCMC's neighboring province of Tay Ninh with 920.

The ministry announced 228 more Covid-19 deaths Tuesday, including 78 in HCMC and 23 in its neighbor Binh Duong Province, raising the nation's total death toll since the pandemic began to 27,839, or 2 percent of the total infections.

So far in the fourth wave that hit Vietnam in late April, more than 1.4 million cases have been detected and over one million have recovered.

The country has fully vaccinated 57.4 million people.

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