Vietnam's single-day Covid case count highest since pandemic began

By Le Nga   February 15, 2022 | 03:28 am PT
Vietnam's single-day Covid case count highest since pandemic began
A teacher guides a student to disinfect her hands before entering class at an elementary school in HCMC's Binh Thanh District, February 14, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Manh Tung
Vietnam confirmed 31,787 new local Covid-19 cases on Tuesday in 62 cities and provinces, marking the highest daily tally ever.

Tuesday case count is more than twice a week ago.

Hanoi accounted for most of the new cases in the day, 3,972, followed by the northern province of Hai Duong with 1,807 cases and its neighbor Hai Phong City with 1,417 cases. Tuesday's caseload in Hanoi also marks the highest single-day tally the capital city has ever reported.

The ministry confirmed 85 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, including 11 in Hanoi, raising the national death toll to 39,125, or 1.5 percent of the total infections.

The fourth wave that hit Vietnam last April has until now been responsible for over 2.56 million cases. Of them, almost 2.24 have recovered.

Of 268,229 active patients in the country now, 2,926 are severe cases.

More than 74.7 million people of the nation's 96-million population have been vaccinated with two doses, and more than 32.4 million have received the third doses.

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