Vietnam's single-day Covid tally keeps rising since Tet

By Thuy Quynh   February 17, 2022 | 04:08 am PT
Vietnam's single-day Covid tally keeps rising since Tet
Health workers conduct Covid-19 vaccination at a high school in HCMC's District 1, October 27, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen
Vietnam on Thursday recorded 36,190 new local Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day infection tally ever.

The day's tally was up nearly 2,500 from Wednesday and 5,000 from Tuesday. The total infection tally in the fourth wave so far is 2,613,362 cases.

The three localities with the highest numbers of infection on Thursday are Hanoi with 3,893 cases, Thai Nguyen with 2,478 cases and Quang Ninh with 2,477 cases.

90 deaths were added to the national database on Thursday, with 19 cases in Hanoi, eight in Da Nang, seven in Nam Dinh, six in Kien Giang, five in Binh Thuan, three in Binh Phuoc, two each in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Bac Ninh, Dong Nai, Dong Thap, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Khanh Hoa, Lang Son, Ninh Binh, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Soc Trang, and one each in Bac Giang, Ben Tre, Binh Dinh, Binh Duong, Can Tho, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Ha Nam, Hau Giang, Phu Yen, Quang Tri, Thai Binh, Thai Nguyen and Tien Giang.

Ho Chi Minh City, a former epicenter, recorded four deaths, two of which were transferred from Binh Thuan and Binh Dinh.

The total number of coronavirus deaths so far is 39,278 cases, or 1.5 percent of all infections.

5,810 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered on Thursday, bringing the number of recovered cases to 2,254,965.

79.8 million people have received their first Covid-19 vaccine shots, 75.7 million have received their second shots and 34.1 million have received their third shots.

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