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Vietnam reports 2,367 new COVID-19 cases

11 Aug 2022, 22:05 GMT+10

HANOI, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 2,367 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, up by 357 from Wednesday, according to its ministry of health.

All the new cases were locally transmitted, said the health ministry.

On the same day, health authorities of the central province of Nghe An reported 4,408 previously detected COVID-19 cases.

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 11,360,348. The country reported no new deaths from the pandemic on Thursday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,095.

As of Thursday, there were 63 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 10,003,554 COVID-19 patients or over 88 percent of the total infections have so far recovered.

Nearly 249.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including over 215.4 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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