Vietnam reports 15,150 new Covid-19 cases and total now stands at 2,233,287 on Saturday (Jan 29)

  • Vietnam
  • Saturday, 29 Jan 2022

A resident in Hanoi was vaccinated on Saturday under the nationwide "rapid" spring Covid-19 vaccination campaign launched the same day. - Vietnam News/ANN

HANOI, Jan. 29 (Xinhua): Vietnam reported 15,150 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, including 15,100 locally transmitted and 50 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the locality with the highest number of infections on Saturday with 2,806 cases, followed by northern Bac Ninh province with 992 cases and central Da Nang city with 865 cases.

The infections brought the country's total tally to 2,233,287 with 37,547 deaths. Nationwide, 1,962,597 Covid-19 patients have recovered.

A total of 180.9 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, including 27.7 million third shots, have been administered, according to the ministry.

Vietnam has gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication, and infectivity.

As of Saturday, the country has registered over 2.2 million locally transmitted Covid-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April last year, said the ministry. - Xinhua

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