Vietnam records 25,787 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   January 6, 2022 | 03:57 am PT
Vietnam records 25,787 new local Covid cases
A health worker in Hanoi's Hoang Mai District brings an oxygen canister to the home of a Covid-19 case. Photo by VnExpress/Tung Giang
Vietnam on Thursday recorded 25,787 local Covid-19 cases, including 9,370 cases in the southern province of Vinh Long added to the national database.

The total infection tally in the new wave so far is 1,837,650 cases.

The three localities with the highest numbers of new cases are Hanoi with 2,716 cases, Hai Phong with 923 cases and Tay Ninh with 853 cases.

170 deaths were added to the national database on Thursday, with 21 cases in Ho Chi Minh City. The total number of Covid-19 deaths so far is 33,644 cases, or around 1.8 percent of all infections.

28,369 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered on Thursday, bringing the number of recovered cases so far to 1,464,415 cases.

Vietnam has recorded 25 Covid-19 cases infected with the Omicron variant so far, all imported cases. There are 15 in Quang Nam, six in HCMC, two in Thanh Hoa, and one each in Hanoi, Hai Duong and Hai Phong.

78.1 million people have received their first Covid-19 vaccine shots, 70.2 million have received their second shots, and 8.5 million have received their third shots.

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