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Vietnam reports 558 new COVID-19 cases

29 Nov 2022, 21:30 GMT+10

HANOI, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 558 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, up 225 from Monday, 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 11,515,423. The Southeast Asian country reported two new deaths from the pandemic in the southern province of Tay Ninh on Tuesday, bringing the total fatalities to 43,172.

As of Tuesday, 74 severe cases were in need of assisted breathing nationwide, and 10,608,342 COVID-19 patients, or over 92 percent of the total infections, have recovered, according to the ministry.

Over 264.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including more than 222.8 million shots to 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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