Vietnam reports 15,559 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   December 25, 2021 | 03:54 am PT
Vietnam reports 15,559 new Covid-19 cases
Hanoians flock to Hang Ma Street on December 23, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Chieu
Vietnam confirmed another 15,559 Covid-19 cases Saturday in 57 cities and provinces, with Hanoi leading the tally for the fifth consecutive day.

The Health Ministry said that Hanoi had 1,879 new cases, followed by the southern province of Tay Ninh with 946 and its neighbor HCMC with 885 cases.

The ministry also confirmed 241 Covid-19 deaths, including 42 in HCMC and 39 in Dong Nai, raising the national Covid death toll to 31,007, or 1.9 percent of the total infections.

The fourth wave that hit Vietnam late April has until now seen over 1.62 million Covid cases. Of these more than 1.22 have recovered.

Over 65.3 million people of Vietnams 96 million population have been vaccinated with two doses, and more than 2 million have received the third dose.

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