Vietnam records 194,795 new local Covid cases

By Thuy An   March 8, 2022 | 03:41 am PT
Vietnam records 194,795 new local Covid cases
A man buys medicine for treating Covid-19 at a pharmacy in HCMC, February 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Le Cam
The Health Ministry recorded 194,795 new domestic Covid-19 cases Tuesday, including 32,380 cases that northern Bac Ninh Province had detected on previous days but yet to add to national database.

For Tuesday alone, Hanoi accounted for most infections, at 32,650, followed by Nghe An Province with 15,292 and Phu Tho with 4,882 cases.

The ministry also announced another 86 Covid-19 deaths, raising the nation's Covid death toll so far to 40,977, or 0.9 percent of all infections.

Of more than 1.87 mllion patients under treatment in the country, 4,258 are severe cases.

Around 75.8 million people of Vietnam's 96-million population have been vaccinated with two doses, including 67.6 million adults and more than 8.2 million children aged 12-17.

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