Mon, 23 May 2022

HANOI, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 14,362 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including 14,307 locally transmitted and 55 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the locality with the highest number of infections on Monday with 2,801 cases, followed by central Da Nang city with 958 cases and northern Hai Phong city with 733 cases.

The new COVID-19 infections detected in the Southeast Asian country brought the total tally to 2,155,784 with 36,884 deaths. Nationwide, as many as 1,841,180 patients have so far recovered.

Some 176.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 23.8 million third shots, have been administered, according to the ministry.

Vietnam has by far gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication, and infectivity. As of Monday, the country has registered over 2.1 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April last year.

The country has so far reported 163 cases confirmed with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, according to the health ministry.

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