Vietnam records 21,901 new Covid cases

By Le Nga   February 8, 2022 | 03:43 am PT
Vietnam records 21,901 new Covid cases
Doctors at Hanoi Covid Treatment Center on Jan 31, 2022. Photo by the center
The Health Ministry confirmed 21,901 new local Covid-19 cases Tuesday in 61 of Vietnam's 63 cities and provinces, with a big increase in cases detected in the community.

Nearly 7,000 cases were detected in quarantine or locked down areas and 14,982 in the community, up nearly 4,000 cases from the previous day.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Hanoi with 2,903 cases, central Nghe An Province with 1,717 cases, and northern Hai Duong Province with 1,245 cases.

Vietnam has recorded 192 cases infected with the Omicron variant, with 92 of them in HCMC.

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 38,524 on Tuesday with the confirmation of 97 more deaths.

For now, there are 192,934 active patients and 2,263 are severe.

Over 74 million people of Vietnam's 96 million population have been vaccinated with two doses, and around 30 million have received the third dose.

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