Vietnam reports 14,508 new Covid-19 cases; record number of cases in Hanoi on Wednesday (Dec 1)


HANOI, Dec. 1 (Xinhua): Vietnam reported 14,508 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, including 14,506 locally transmitted and two imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

Most of the community cases were detected in southern localities, including 1,675 in Ho Chi Minh City, 989 in Can Tho province, and 757 in Soc Trang province.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi reported a record 467 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. It was highest number of cases reported in its battle against the pandemic.

The infections brought the country's total tally to 1,252,590, with 25,448 deaths, said the ministry.

Nationwide, as many as 992,052 Covid-19 patients have so far recovered, up 2,704 from Tuesday.

Over 123 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, including nearly 52 million second shots, have been administered, according to the ministry.

As of Wednesday, the country has registered over 1.2 million locally transmitted Covid-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April, the ministry said.

More than 123.4 million vaccine doses have been administered in the country to date, with just over 51.7 million people having received two doses.

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