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Vietnam reports 12,674 new COVID-19 cases

HANOI (XINHUA) – Vietnam reported 12,674 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, including 12,637 locally transmitted and 37 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the locality with the highest number of infections yesterday with 2,728 cases, followed by central Da Nang city with 877 cases and northern Bac Ninh province with 781 cases.

The infections brought the country’s total tally to 2,275,727 with 37,777 deaths.

Nationwide, as many as 2,022,450 COVID-19 patients have so far recovered.

Some 181.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 28.1 million third shots, have been administered, according to the ministry.

Vietnam has by far gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication, and infectivity.

As of yesterday, the country has registered nearly 2.27 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April last year. It has also confirmed 185 cases positive with the new Omicron variant, said the ministry.

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