Vietnam records 16,700 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   January 13, 2022 | 03:41 am PT
Vietnam records 16,700 new local Covid cases
A Covid-19 patient is treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, December 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Vietnam recorded 16,700 new local Covid-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the infection tally in the new wave to 1,946,855.

The three localities with the highest numbers of new cases are Hanoi with 2,968 cases, Binh Phuoc with 726 cases and Binh Dinh with 709 cases.

Vietnam has recorded 50 cases infected with the Omicron variant so far, all imported. There are 27 cases in Quang Nam, 12 in Ho Chi Minh City, three in Da Nang, two each in Thanh Hoa and Khanh Hoa, and one each in Hanoi, Hai Duong and Long An.

206 deaths were added to the national database on Thursday, with 30 cases in Dong Thap, 19 in HCMC, 14 in Vinh Long, 13 in Hanoi, 11 each in An Giang and Tien Giang, 10 each in Binh Duong, Long An and Can Tho, eight each in Tay Ninh and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, seven each in Tra Vinh and Ben Tre, six each in Soc Trang and Kien Giang, four in Ca Mau, three each in Bac Ninh, Khanh Hoa, Lam Dong and Binh Thuan, two each in Hue, Binh Dinh, Ha Giang, Phu Tho, Hau Giang, Bac Lieu and Hoa Binh, and one each in Quang Tri, Hai Phong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Da Nang and Gia Lai.

The total number of deaths so far is 35,170 cases, or 1.8 percent of all infections.

26,031 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered on Thursday, bringing the number of recovered cases to 1,661,930.

78.4 million people have received their first Covid-19 vaccine doses, 71.7 million have received their second doses and 14.3 million have received their third doses.

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