Vietnam records 16,637 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   January 20, 2022 | 04:37 am PT
Vietnam records 16,637 new local Covid cases
A health worker prepares a Covid-19 vaccine shot in HCMC's District 1, October 27, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnam on Thursday recorded 16,637 new local Covid-19 cases, bringing the total infection tally in the new wave to 2,065,856.

The three localities with the highest numbers of new cases are Hanoi with 2,884 cases, Da Nang with 983 cases and Hai Phong with 722 cases.

Vietnam has recorded 108 cases infected with the Omicron variant, including three community cases. 68 of them are in Ho Chi Minh City, 27 in Quang Nam, three in Da Nang, two each in Thanh Hoa, Khanh Hoa and Quang Ninh, and one each in Hanoi, Hai Duong, Hai Phong and Long An.

152 deaths were added to the national database on Thursday, with 13 in HCMC, 12 each in Dong Thap, Vinh Long and Kien Giang, nine each in Soc Trang, Tien Giang and Hau Giang, six each in Tay Ninh, An Giang and Ben Tre, four each in Hoa Binh and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, three each in Binh Thuan, Bac Ninh, Ha Giang and Binh Dinh, two each in Khanh Hoa and Ca Mau, and one each in Dien Bien, Nghe An, Da Nang, Phu Yen, Dak Lak and Lam Dong.

The total number of deaths so far is 36,266, or around 1.7 percent of all infections.

5,736 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered on Thursday, bringing the number of recovered cases to 1,794,924.

78.7 million people have received their first Covid-19 vaccine shots, 73.3 million have received their second shots and 20.6 million have received their third shots.

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