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Vietnam’s COVID caseload reaches six million

HANOI (VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY) – With 166,968 new infections announced yesterday, Vietnam’s total COVID-19 caseload has reached six million, as the total number of vaccines administered nationwide crosses the 200 million mark.

Just four days ago the total number of COVID cases in the country hit five million.

A total of 200,179,247 vaccine shots have been administered, putting second-dose coverage at over 90 per cent in 62 of 63 cities and provinces.

This figure includes the 17,046,042 doses that were administered to children aged 12 to 17.

The COVID cases announced yesterday brings Vietnam’s total number of infections to 6,112,648.

The capital city of Hanoi continued to record the highest number of infections with 29,269.

A bicycle taxi driver looks for customers by Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. PHOTO: AFP