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Vietnam records 197,467 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   March 18, 2022 | 04:59 am PT
Vietnam records 197,467 new Covid-19 cases
A shot of Covid-19 is prepared to be injected in Thu Duc City on August 1, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
The Ministry of Health confirmed 197,467 new Covid-19 cases Friday, including over 34,000 cases detected on previous days but yet to be added to the national database.

The three localities with the highest numbers of new cases are Bac Giang with 37,025, Hanoi with 23,578 and Nghe An with 9,968.

The total Covid death toll rose to 41,740 with the addition of 57 deaths Friday. The death ratio is around 0.6 percent of all infections.

The total number of infections in the fourth wave since late April last year is now more than 7.3 million, of which 3.8 million have recovered.

The nation has administered over 201 million Covid-19 vaccine doses so far.

 
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