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Vietnam reports 2,758 new COVID-19 cases

11 May 2022, 23:55 GMT+10

HANOI, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 2,758 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, down 93 from Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health.

All new infections were domestically transmitted and recorded in 53 provinces and cities.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the epidemic hotspot with 538 new cases on Wednesday, followed by the central Nghe An province with 178 and the northern Phu Tho province with 159.

The infections brought the total tally to 10,683,972 with 43,060 deaths. Nationwide, as many as 9,327,523 COVID-19 patients, or more than 87 percent of the infections, have so far recovered.

More than 216.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including nearly 196.7 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.

Vietnam has by far gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication, and infectivity. As of Wednesday, it has registered nearly 10.7 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in April 2021, said the ministry.

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