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Vietnam reports 1,381 new COVID-19 cases

07 Aug 2022, 22:49 GMT+10

HANOI, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,381 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, down by 228 from Saturday, according to its Ministry of Health.

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

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 11,347,518. The country reported no new deaths from the pandemic on Sunday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,094.

As of Sunday, there were 43 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 9,973,122 COVID-19 patients, or nearly 88 percent of the total infections, have so far recovered.

More than 248.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including approximately 214.9 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.

Vietnam has already recorded COVID-19 infections with the Omicron BA.4, BA.5 and BA.2.12.1 sub-variants and is accelerating the inoculation of its people with a fourth vaccine dose.

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