More than 79,180 people vaccinated against COVID-19 in 22 localities
As of 4p.m. April 18, the Ministry of Health, Ministry of National Defense, and Ministry of Public Security had carried out the first and second phase of COVID-19 vaccination for a total of 79,182 in 22 provinces throughout the country.
The vaccinated people are frontline medical workers, and members of anti-coronavirus community groups and the steering committees on COVID-19 prevention and control, alongside police and armed forces.
Hai Phong city has finalized the first vaccination phase, while the provinces of Quang Ninh and Hai Duong are redoubling efforts to complete the first drive.
Five provinces, including Bac Ninh, Ha Tinh, Cao Bang, Phu Yen and Bac Giang
have conducted the second phase of COVID-19 inoculation.
According to the Ministry of Health, a 39-year-old Vietnamese citizen who entered Da Nang Airport from Japan was diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the morning of April 19.
The patient is being currently isolated for treatment at Da Nang Lung Hospital after his test result was confirmed positive for the virus on April 17.
The new patient has raised the national count to 2,785, including 1,179 imported cases.
So far, the nation has seen 2,475 recoveries from the coronavirus disease, while the death toll remains at 35.
Among patients still under treatment, a total of 45 have tested negative for the novel coronavirus once, with the majority giving negative results for many times.
During the initial novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination drive, Vietnam has yet to record any cases of blood clots or thrombosis occurring after injection, according to the Ministry of Health.