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Vietnam reports 2,340 new COVID-19 cases

09 Aug 2022, 22:44 GMT+10

HANOI, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 2,340 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest daily number reported in three months, according to its Ministry of Health.

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

The newly reported infections, up by 635 from Monday, brought the total tally to 11,351,563. The country reported no new deaths from the pandemic on Tuesday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,094.

As of Tuesday, there were 103 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 9,991,865 COVID-19 patients, or over 88 percent of the total infections, have so far recovered.

Over 248.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including approximately 215 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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