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Vietnam reports 5,109 new COVID-19 cases

HANOI (XINHUA) – Vietnam reported 5,109 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, a fall of 959 from Friday.

The Health Ministry said the new infections, recorded in 56 provinces and cities, were all domestically transmitted.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the epidemic hotspot with 837 new cases recorded yesterday, followed by the provinces of Phu Tho with 379 and Yen Bai with 250. The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 10,649,809 with 43,041 deaths. Nationwide, as many as 9,262,255 COVID-19 patients, or nearly 87 per cent of the total infections, have so far recovered.

Approximately 214.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the Southeast Asian country, including more than 195.9 million shots on people aged 18 and above, according to the ministry.

Vietnam has by far gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication and infectivity. As of yesterday, it has registered more than 10.6 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in April 2021, said the Health Ministry.

Enforcement personnel carrying out duty on a street in Hanoi. PHOTO: XINHUA