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Vietnam reports 2,010 new COVID-19 cases

Xinhua
10 Aug 2022, 22:18 GMT+10

HANOI, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 2,010 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, down by 330 from Tuesday, 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 11,353,573. The country reported a new death from the pandemic in the southern province of Tay Ninh on Wednesday, bringing the total fatalities to 43,095.

As of Wednesday, there were 78 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 9,997,136 COVID-19 patients, or over 88 percent of the total infections, have recovered.

Nearly 249.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including approximately 215.2 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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