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Vietnam reports 1,891 new COVID-19 cases

18 Sep 2022, 21:30 GMT+10

HANOI, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,891 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, down by 588 from Saturday, according to its ministry of health.

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

The newly reported infections brought the country's total tally to 11,458,499.

Vietnam reported a new death from the pandemic in the northern Thai Nguyen province on Sunday, bringing the total fatalities to 43,139.

As of Sunday, there were 115 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 10,579,029 COVID-19 patients, or over 92 percent of the total infections, have recovered.

Approximately 259.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including roughly 220.2 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, BA.2.12.1 and BA.2.74 sub-variants and is accelerating the inoculation of its people with a fourth vaccine dose.

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