Vietnam records 65,096 new Covid-19 cases

By Thuy An   April 8, 2022 | 04:58 am PT
Vietnam records 65,096 new Covid-19 cases
A Covid-19 vaccination point in Thu Duc City, August 1, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Health authorities confirmed 65,096 new Covid-19 cases in 62 cities and provinces Friday.

Bac Giang accounted for most cases, at 27,815, including over 25,000 cases that have been detected in previous days but yet to be confirmed on the national Covid-19 patient database. Hanoi and Yen Bai follow Bac Giang’s tally with 2,897 and 2,115 cases, respectively.

The pandemic’s death toll has risen to 42,768, or 0.4 percent of all infections, with the addition of 35 deaths in the past 24 hours.

In the latest wave that hit the country in April last year, more than 10 million cases have been confirmed, with 8.4 million recoveries.

Vietnam has administered over 206 million Covid-19 vaccine shots so far, and 79.7 percent of the population have been fully vaccinated.

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