Sat, 28 May 2022

HANOI, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 15,935 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, including 15,901 locally transmitted and 34 imported, according to the Ministry of Health.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the locality with the highest number of infections, with 2,805 cases on Friday, followed by the central Da Nang city with 964 cases and the northern Hai Phong city with 796 cases.

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 2,110,737 with 36,443 deaths. Nationwide, a total of 1,797,180 COVID-19 patients have so far recovered.

Some 173.7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 73.6 million second shots and 21.4 million third shots, have been administered in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Vietnam has by far gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication, and infectivity. As of Friday, the country has registered over 2.1 million locally transmitted cases since the start of the current wave in late April last year.

There have been 133 cases confirmed with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country, according to the ministry.

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