Vietnam records 15,672 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   January 27, 2022 | 03:22 am PT
Vietnam records 15,672 new local Covid cases
Health workers conduct Covid-19 vaccination at a high school in HCMC's District 1, October 27, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen
Vietnam on Thursday recorded 15,672 new local Covid-19 cases, pushing the national infection tally past 2.2 million cases.

The three localities with the highest numbers of new cases are Hanoi with 2,907 cases, Da Nang with 873 cases and the northern province of Bac Ninh with 794 cases.

Vietnam has recorded 166 Covid-19 infections with the Omicron variant so far, with 92 cases in Ho Chi Minh City, 27 in Quang Nam, 14 in Hanoi, 11 in Khanh Hoa, eight in Da Nang, four in Kien Giang, two each in Quang Ninh and Thanh Hoa, and one each in Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Long An, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Binh Duong and Lam Dong. Six of them are community transmission cases.

126 deaths were added to the national database on Thursday, with 31 cases in Hanoi, 11 each in HCMC and Vinh Long, six each in Soc Trang, Dong Thap and An Giang, five in Hau Giang, four each in Hai Phong, Bac Ninh, Binh Thuan, Tien Giang and Kien Giang, three each in Khanh Hoa, Binh Duong, Can Tho and Ca Mau, two each in Hai Duong, Thai Nguyen, Da Nang, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh and Bac Lieu, and one each in Quang Ninh, Binh Dinh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Dak Lak and Ben Tre.

The total number of deaths so far is 37,291 cases, or 1.7 percent of all infections.

21,002 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered on Thursday, bringing the number of recovered cases to 1,945,611.

78.9 million people have received one Covid-19 vaccine shots, 73.9 million have received two and 26.6 million have received three.

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