More than 14,300 new COVID-19 infections confirmed in Vietnam on Sunday
A total of 14,314 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Vietnam on Sunday, bringing the total national tally to 1,309,092, according to the Ministry of Health.
A mobile COVID-19 treatment station is set up at Minh Phu General Clinic in Soc Son district in Hanoi
Of the new cases, two were imported ones while another 14,312 cases were detected in 61 provinces and cities nationwide. A total of 8,142 locally transmitted cases were found in the community outside of quarantined areas or locked down ones.
HCM City continued to record the highest number of infections with 1,491, followed by Can Tho with 1,132, Soc Trang 775, Ba Ria – Vung Tau 710 and Dong Thap 690.
The capital city of Hanoi reported 400 new cases.
Other cases were detected in Binh Thuan (648), Ben Tre (630), Binh Phuoc (547), Vinh Long (544), Khanh Hoa (465), Ca Mau (444), Binh Dinh (428), Bac Lieu (398), Kien Giang (394), Dong Nai (355), Binh Duong (355), An Giang (350), Thua Thien Hue (305), Hau Giang (295), Tien Giang (257), Tra Vinh (212), Ha Giang (160), Bac Ninh (113), Dak Nong (102), Thanh Hoa (94), Hai Phong (91), Long An (90), Hai Duong (88), Lam Dong (84), Quang Ngai (81), Da Nang (78), Ninh Thuan (75), Quang Nam (63), Quang Ninh (62), Gia Lai (61), Hung Yen (60), Nam Dinh (47), Phu Tho (45), Thai Nguyen (35), Vinh Phuc (34), Phu Yen (31), Thai Binh (28), Quang Binh (25), Hoa Binh (23), Yen Bai (21), Tuyen Quang (16), Kon Tum (13), Bac Giang (12), Ha Tinh (11), Lang Son (11), Lao Cai (9), Son La (9), Ninh Binh (5), Ha Nam (5), Cao Bang (5), Quang Tri (4), Lai Chau (2), Dien Bien (1) and Bac Kan (1).
In the last seven days, Vietnam reported on average 13,982 new cases daily.
On Sunday, the country reported 199 deaths related to COVID-19. The death toll has now hit 26,260, accounting for two per cent of total infections.
According to the Ministry of Health’s report, a further 1,711 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,009,277.
A total of 6,845 patients nationwide are in serious condition, with 683 requiring invasive ventilation and 15 on life support (ECMO).
Until now, the country has injected over 127.353 million doses of vaccine, with more than 54.1 million people now fully inoculated.
The Vietnamese health ministry has urged localities to prepare to administer COVID-19 booster vaccine shots, which could start within December, with priority on over 50s and frontline workers.