Vietnam records 15,916 local Covid cases, 4 imported Omicron cases

By Le Nga   January 3, 2022 | 03:39 am PT
Vietnam records 15,916 local Covid cases, 4 imported Omicron cases
Students wait for Covid-19 vaccination as their parents are consulted at the Luong The Vinh High School in HCMC's District 1, October 27, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnam on Monday recorded 15,916 local Covid-19 cases, plus four imported cases with the Omicron variant.

The four new Omicron cases were recorded in Hai Duong and Hai Phong in northern Vietnam and the north central province of Thanh Hoa. Vietnam has recorded 24 Covid-19 cases with the Omicron variant so far, including one in Hanoi, five in HCMC, and 14 in the central province of Quang Nam, all imported cases.The total infection tally in the new wave so far is 1,772,257 cases.

The three localities with the highest numbers of new local cases on Monday are Hanoi with 2,100 cases, Hai Phong with 1,749 cases and Tay Ninh with 919 cases.

190 deaths were added to the national database on Monday, with 31 deaths in Ho Chi Minh City, 19 in An Giang, 14 in Dong Thap, 13 each in Vinh Long and Can Tho, 12 in Tay Ninh, 11 in Binh Duong, 10 in Ben Tre, nine each in Binh Phuoc and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, eight in Soc Trang, seven in Tien Giang, six in Ca Mau, five each in Binh Thuan and Bac Lieu, four in Hue, three in Long An, two each in Binh Dinh, Tra Vinh, Khanh Hoa, Kien Giang and Hau Giang, and one in Phu Yen.

The total number of Covid-19 deaths so far is 33,021, or around 1.9 percent of all infections.

24,461 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered on Monday, bringing the number of recovered cases to 1,397,157.

77.7 million people have received their first Covid-19 vaccine doses, 69.2 million have received their second doses, and 6.5 million have received their third doses, including those of the three-dose Abdala vaccine.

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