COVID-19: New cases on January 4 total 14,861

Tuesday, 2022-01-04 21:29:03
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At a vaccination site in Phu Yen province. (Photo: NDO/Trinh Ke)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam recorded 14,861 cases of COVID-19 in 60 localities during 24 hours from 4pm January 3 to 4pm January 4, including 32 imported cases, according to the Ministry of Health.

Hanoi recorded the highest number of infections with 2,499 cases, followed by Tay Ninh with 916 and Khanh Hoa with 797.

Also on the day, the southern province of Tra Vinh added 6,867 cases to the national COVID-19 case log after confirming relevant information.

The national tally reached 1,800,704, including 24 infections of Omicron.

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 6,651 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 800 requiring invasive ventilation and 18 on life support (ECMO).

On the day, the country saw 224 deaths from the disease. The death toll now hits 33,245, equal to 1.8 percent of the total caseload.

A total 16,227 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,413,384.

By January 3, the country had injected over 154,34 million doses of vaccines to date, with more than 69,61 million people now fully inoculated, while over 6,87 million third shots, either booster shots or the third shot of Abdala vaccine have been administered.