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Vietnam reports 1,785 new COVID-19 cases

17 May 2022, 22:18 GMT+10

HANOI, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,785 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, an increase of 237 from Monday, according to its Ministry of Health.

All the new infections were domestically transmitted cases reported in 48 provinces and cities.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi was the pandemic hotspot with 419 new cases recorded on Tuesday, followed by the northern Vinh Phuc province with 119 and the northern Phu Tho province with 111.

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 10,699,965 with 43,071 deaths. Nationwide, as many as 9,364,857 COVID-19 patients, or about 87 percent of the total infections, have so far recovered.

Nearly 217.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the Southeast Asian country, including over 197.3 million shots on people aged 18 and above, according to the ministry.

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

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