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Vietnam logs 568 new COVID-19 cases

HANOI (XINHUA) – Vietnam recorded 568 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, down 142 from Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health.

The new infections were domestically transmitted in 34 provinces and cities.

Hanoi remained the pandemic hotspot with 170 new cases recorded yesterday, followed by the northern Yen Bai province with 64 cases and the northern Quang Ninh province with 25 cases.

The infections brought the total tally to 10,731,812 with 43,083 deaths. Nationwide, as many as 9,553,193 COVID-19 patients, or over 89 per cent of the infections, have so far recovered.

Over 222.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including more than 200.7 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.

As of yesterday, it has registered over 10.7 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave of infections in April 2021, said the ministry.