Vietnam records 29,728 new local Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga    January 30, 2022 | 04:04 am PT
The Ministry of Health announced 13,656 local Covid cases Sunday, while Bac Ninh and Ben Tre provinces added over 16,000 cases detected on previous days to the database.

The northern province of Bac Ninh added 12,084 cases, making it the locality with the highest number of infections in the day - 12,887.

Ben Tre Province in the Mekong Delta registered another 3,988, raising its Sunday's tally to 4,080, the second highest of all localities.

Hanoi came third with 2,924 cases.

Among 121 deaths recorded on Sunday, Hanoi had 22 and HCMC five. The total number of Covid deaths so far is 37,671, accounting for 1.7 percent of the total number of infections.

A couple takes picture at Nguyen Hue street on Jan 29, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

A couple takes pictures at Nguyen Hue flower street on Jan 29, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

The country has recorded 184 cases of Omicron so far, including six community transmissions in Hanoi and HCMC.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, Vietnam has recorded 2,240,537 infections, and more than 2 million have recovered, including 55,018 announced on Sunday.

So far, 74.1 million of the country's 98-million population have received two Covid vaccine shots and 27.9 million have received three.

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