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Vietnam reports 2,075 new COVID-19 cases

05 Aug 2022, 21:55 GMT+10

HANOI, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 2,075 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, up by 59 from Thursday, according to its Ministry of Health.

The newly reported infections brought the country's total tally to 11,192,043. No new deaths from the pandemic were reported on Friday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,094.

As of Friday, there were 46 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 9,957,655 COVID-19 patients, or nearly 89 percent of the total infections, have so far recovered.

More than 247.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including over 214.3 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.

Vietnam has already recorded COVID-19 infections with the Omicron BA.4, BA.5 and BA.2.12.1 sub-variants and is accelerating the inoculation of its people with a fourth vaccine dose.

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