Tue, 18 Jan 2022

HANOI, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 16,035 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, including 16,019 locally transmitted and 16 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the locality recording the highest number of daily cases in the country, at 2,884 on Tuesday, followed by the central Khanh Hoa province with 782 cases and southern Ca Mau province with 762 cases.

The new infections brought the total tally to 1,930,428 with 34,787 deaths. Nationwide, a total of 1,596,960 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the pandemic.

Some 162.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 71.4 million second shots and 12.6 million third shots, have been administered in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Vietnam has by far gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication, and infectivity. As of Tuesday, the country has registered over 1.92 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April last year, the ministry said.

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