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Vietnam reports 13,271 new COVID cases

HANOI (XINHUA) – Vietnam reported 13,271 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, down 229 from Tuesday, according to its Ministry of Health.

The new infections, which were recorded in 61 provinces and cities, were all domestically transmitted.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the epidemic hotspot with 1,039 new cases yesterday, followed by the northern provinces of Phu Tho with 880 and Bac Giang with 586.

The infections brought the total tally to 10,502,590 with 42,982 deaths. Nationwide, as many as 9,068,234 COVID-19 patients, or 86 per cent of the infections, have so far recovered.

More than 210.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including nearly 192.8 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.

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

As of yesterday, it has registered nearly 10.5 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in April 2021, said the Health Ministry.

Vietnamese police stand guard at a checkpoint in Son Loi commune in Vinh Phuc province. PHOTO: AFP