HANOI (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): The capital city of Hanoi recorded 2,885 Covid-19 infections on Friday (Jan 28), as Vietnam posted a daily rise of 14,929 cases.
The capital city again recorded the highest number of daily transmissions nationwide. Only 37 cases on Friday were imported.
The number of Covid-19 related fatalities announced Friday was 141.
Total cases since the start of the pandemic now stand at 2,218,137, of which 2,211,243 are the result of the fourth wave that started in late April 2021.
A total of 10,422 new transmissions were detected in the community.
Behind Hanoi, Bắc Ninh recorded 1,013 cases and Danang recorded 886.
Vietnam’s Covid death toll is now 37,432 cases, about 1.7 per cent of total infections.
There are 4,147 Covid-19 patients nationwide in serious condition, with 533 requiring invasive ventilation and 18 on life support.
A further 4,633 patients were given the all-clear on Friday. The total number of recoveries stands at 1,950,244, while 785,008 doses of vaccine have been administered so far.
More than 74 million people have now been fully inoculated, while around 79 million people have received at least one dose of vaccine. 27 million people have been boosted with a third dose.