Vietnam records 19,848 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   December 30, 2021 | 04:03 am PT
Vietnam records 19,848 new local Covid cases
A doctor checks on a Covid-19 patient at a hospital in HCMC's District 8, September 21, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnam on Thursday recorded 19,848 local Covid-19 cases, including 2,868 cases detected on previous days in the southern province of Ca Mau.

The coronavirus tally in the fourth wave since late April is 1,708,129 cases.

The three localities with the highest numbers of cases are Ca Mau with 3,876 cases, Hanoi with 1,866 cases and Tay Ninh with 935 cases.

291 deaths are added to the national database on Thursday, with 53 in Thua Thien-Hue, 37 cases in Ho Chi Minh City, 20 in Binh Duong, 16 each in An Giang and Can Tho, 15 each in Dong Thap and Vinh Long, 14 in Tien Giang, 13 each in Kien Giang and Hanoi, 12 in Soc Trang, 11 in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, 10 in Long An, nine in Tay Ninh, eight in Ben Tre, six each in Binh Thuan and Ca Mau, five each in Tra Vinh and Phu Yen, two in Hau Giang, and one each in Hai Phong, Lang Son, Lam Dong, Dak Lak and Bac Lieu.

The total number of coronavirus deaths so far is 32,168 cases, or around 1.9 percent of all infections.

34,102 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered on Thursday, bringing the number of recovered cases to 1,336,644.

Around 77.5 million people have received their first Covid-19 vaccine shots, 67.7 million have received their second shots and over 4 million have received their third shots, including those receiving the third shot of the three-shot combo of Cuba's Abdala vaccine.

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