Vietnam records 16,019 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   January 11, 2022 | 03:57 am PT
Vietnam records 16,019 new local Covid cases
A medical worker checks the file of a Covid-19 patient at the HCMC Children's Hospital, September 2021. Photo courtesy of the hospital
The Health Ministry confirmed 16,019 domestic Covid-19 patients on Tuesday in all 63 cities and provinces, raising the tally in the fourth wave since last April to 1,914,089 cases.

The three localities with the highest numbers of cases are Hanoi with 2,884 cases, the central Khanh Hoa Province with 782 cases, and the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau with 762 cases.

The ministry also confirmed 256 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, including 30 in Long An Province and 24 in Dong Nai Province. Both are neighbors of HCMC, which recorded 558 cases and 19 deaths.

The total number of coronavirus deaths so far is 34,787, or around 1.8 percent of all infections.

The country now has 288,400 active patients and 6,317 of them are severe.

Around 71.3 million people of the nation's 96-million population have received their second vaccine shots and 12.5 million have received their third shots, including those of the three-shot combo of Cuba's Abdala vaccine.

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