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Vietnam reports 427 new COVID-19 cases

26 Nov 2022, 22:05 GMT+10

HANOI, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 427 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, down 147 from Friday, according to the country's Ministry of Health.

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

The new infections brought the total tally to 11,514,174. The Southeast Asian country reported no new deaths from the pandemic on Saturday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,170.

As of Saturday, 108 severe cases were in need of assisted breathing in the country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 10,608,059 COVID-19 patients, or over 92 percent of the total infections, have recovered.

Nearly 264 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including over 222.7 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.

Vietnam has already recorded COVID-19 infections with 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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