Vietnam records 15,658 new Covid cases

By Le Nga   January 22, 2022 | 03:43 am PT
Vietnam records 15,658 new Covid cases
Ta Hien Street, a usually crowded location with many beer shops in Hanoi, is left deserted, December 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Chieu
The Health Ministry confirmed 15,658 new local Covid-19 cases Saturday in 61 cities and provinces, pushing the ongoing wave's tally to 2,097,415.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Hanoi with 2,945 cases, Da Nang with 973 cases, and Hai Phong with 745 cases.

Vietnam has recorded 135 cases infected with the Omicron variant, including three community cases in HCMC. 68 of them are in HCMC, 27 in Quang Nam, 14 in Hanoi, 11 in Khanh Hoa, eight in Da Nang, two each in Thanh Hoa, and Quang Ninh, and one each in Hai Duong, Hai Phong and Long An.

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 36,599 with the confirmation of 153 deaths Saturday, including 16 in Hanoi and 10 in HCMC.

In the latest wave that hit the country last April, over 1.8 million Covid patients have recovered.

73.7 million people of Vietnams 96 million population have been vaccinated with two doses, and more than 22.3 million have received the third dose.

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