COVID deaths in Việt Nam fall to single digits for first time in 9 months

April, 20/2022 - 18:20

Việt Nam recorded seven COVID-related fatalities on Wednesday, the first time the daily death toll fell to single-digits since July last year

 
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HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam recorded seven COVID-related fatalities on Wednesday, the first time the daily death toll fell to single-digits since July last year. There were also 13,271 new infections recorded nationwide. 

The country’s COVID caseload since the start of the pandemic now stands at 10,502,590. 

All of the new infections were domestic. A total of 10,436 transmissions were detected in the community.

The capital city of Hà Nội recorded the most cases with 1,039. 

The other localities reporting new transmissions were Phú Thọ (880), Bắc Giang (586), Gia Lai (561), Quảng Ninh (551), Vĩnh Phúc (518), Yên Bái (506), Nghệ An (504), Tuyên Quang (437), Bắc Kạn (418), Đắk Lắk (415), Lào Cai (404), Thái Nguyên (351), Hải Dương (344), Quảng Bình (340), Thái Bình (273), Lâm Đồng (263), Hưng Yên (258), Bắc Ninh (255), Nam Định (244), Lạng Sơn (231), Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu (221), Cao Bằng (216), Ninh Bình (207), Hòa Bình (180), Hà Giang (180), HCM City (179), Đắk Nông (172), Hà Tĩnh (169), Quảng Nam (167), Sơn La (163), Lai Châu (154), Bình Phước (150), Hà Nam (143), Bình Dương (136), Đà Nẵng (129), Điện Biên (119), Bình Định (118), Tây Ninh (114), Vĩnh Long (112), Bến Tre (108), Quảng Trị (108), Quảng Ngãi (104), Cà Mau (72), Hải Phòng (69), Phú Yên (63), Thanh Hóa (55), Thừa Thiên Huế (47), Khánh Hòa (47), Long An (38), Bình Thuận (35), Kiên Giang (20), An Giang (19), Bạc Liêu (18), Sóc Trăng (17), Trà Vinh (17), Cần Thơ (10), Kon Tum (8), Đồng Nai (5), Hậu Giang (3) and Ninh Thuận (1).

The seven fatalities were in Bình Định (1), Cần Thơ (1), Đắk Lắk (1), Đồng Tháp (1), Gia Lai (1), Lạng Sơn (1) and Vĩnh Long (1).

The total number of COVID-related fatalities in Việt Nam is now 42,982, about 0.4 per cent of infections.

According to the Ministry of Health, 896 COVID patients nationwide require oxygen support, with 109 requiring invasive ventilation and three on life support.

A further 2,540 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,068,234.

More than 210.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country to date, of which 88,820 first doses have been given to children aged 5 to 11. — VNS