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Vietnam reports 485 new COVID-19 cases

30 Nov 2022, 22:30 GMT+10

HANOI, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 485 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, down 73 from Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health.

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

The new infections brought the total tally to 11,515,908. The Southeast Asian country reported three new deaths from the pandemic in the capital Hanoi and the southern provinces of Tay Ninh and An Giang, bringing the total fatalities to 43,175.

As of Wednesday, 68 severe cases were in need of assisted breathing nationwide, and 10,608,488 COVID-19 patients, or over 92 percent of the total infections, have recovered, according to the ministry.

Over 264.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including nearly 222.9 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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