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Vietnam reports 3,949 new COVID-19 cases

12 May 2022, 22:30 GMT+10

HANOI, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 3,949 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, up 1,191 from Wednesday, according to its Ministry of Health.

All the new infections were domestically transmitted in 55 provinces and cities.

The central highlands Dak Lak province led the daily tally on Thursday with 1,251 new cases, followed by the capital Hanoi with 509 and the northern Bac Ninh province with 346.

Also on Thursday, health authorities from the northern Quang Ninh province reported 2,550 previously detected COVID-19 infections.

The infections brought the total tally to 10,690,471 with 43,063 deaths. Nationwide, 9,334,964 COVID-19 patients, or more than 87 percent of the infections, have recovered.

More than 216.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including over 196.8 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 Thursday, it has registered nearly 10.7 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in April 2021, said the health ministry.

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