Vietnam records 41,968 new Covid cases

By Chi Le   February 19, 2022 | 03:25 am PT
Vietnam records 41,968 new Covid cases
People visit Ngoc Son Temple in Hanoi on February 15, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Vietnam confirmed 41,968 local Covid-19 cases in 61 localities on Saturday with Hanoi and northern provinces leading the infection tally.

Hanoi recorded 4,869 cases, followed by Bac Ninh with 3,040 cases and Quang Ninh with 1,990 cases.

The Ministry of Health confirmed 65 Covid-19 deaths on the same day, including five in Hanoi and two in HCMC, raising the national death toll to 39,423, or 1.4 percent of total infections.

The fourth wave that hit Vietnam last April has infected over 2.69 million cases now.

On Saturday, 6,840 patients recovered, pushing the number of recoveries to over 2.26 million.

To date, more than 67 million people have been vaccinated with two doses.

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