Vietnam celebrates as Covid-19 infections keep dipping and only 2,269 new cases reported on Sunday (May 8)

A sixth-grade student is vaccinated against the Covid-19 by a medical officer at the Hoang Hoa Tham Secondary School in northern Bac Ninh Province. - Vietnam News/ANN

HANOI, May 8 (Xinhua): Vietnam recorded 2,269 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, down by 1,077 from Saturday, according to its Ministry of Health.

Among the new infections, only one was imported and the rest were domestically transmitted reported in 51 provinces and cities.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the epidemic hotspot with 338 new cases registered on Sunday, followed by the central Nghe An province with 140 and the northern Tuyen Quang province with 135.

The newly recorded infections brought the total tally to 10,676,184 with 43,056 deaths.

Nationwide, as many as 9,320,591 Covid-19 patients, or more than 87 percent of the total infections, have so far recovered.

Nearly 215.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the Southeast Asian country, including roughly 196.5 million shots on people aged 18 and above, according to the ministry.

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

As of Sunday, it has registered nearly 10.7 million locally transmitted Covid-19 cases since the start of the current wave in April 2021, said the health ministry. - Xinhua

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