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Vietnam’s daily COVID-19 infections hit record 42,439 cases

HANOI (XINHUA) – Vietnam registered an all-time record number of daily COVID-19 infections on Friday, with 42,439 cases, an increase of 6,239 cases from Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health.

The new infections, logged in 63 localities nationwide, included 42,427 domestically transmitted and 12 imported.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the locality with the highest number of infections on Friday with 4,549 cases, followed by the northern Vinh Phuc province with 2,158 cases and the northern Quang Ninh province with 2,018 cases.

The infections brought the country’s total tally to 2,685,463 with 39,358 deaths. Nationwide, as many as 2,261,180 COVID-19 patients, or 84 per cent of the infections, have so far recovered. More than 190.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including 173.5 millions 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 Friday, it has registered nearly 2.68 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in April 2021, according to the ministry.

A student gets her temperature checked. PHOTO: XINHUA