Here’s why the U.S CDC adds Vietnam to its highest-risk destination category for travel

, Here’s why the U.S CDC adds Vietnam to its highest-risk destination category for travel

Because of high counts of Covid-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged Americans to avoid traveling to Vietnam, CNN reported.

According to CNN, the CDC added just one new destination to its highest-risk category for travel, Vietnam was the only destination added to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest-risk Level 4 category for travel on Monday.

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The “very high” risk category still contains more destinations than all the other levels put together, with nearly 140 places now at Level 4. In early January, there were around 80 destinations listed there.

The CDC places a destination at “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” risk when more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents are registered in the past 28 days.

To recap, a single destination was added to Level 4 on February 28:

Vietnam was previously listed at Level 3, or “high” risk, according to CNN.

A total 98,762 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the past 24 hours, including 19 imported cases, the Ministry of Health said.

The data showed, Hanoi continued to record the highest number of infections with 13,323 cases, followed by Quang Ninh with 4,011 and Bac Ninh with 3,933.

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Besides, the northern province of Ha Giang supplemented 15,382 cases after verifying information. The national tally reached 3,557,629.

There are 3,851 patients in critical conditions, while an additional 86 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the total fatalities to 40,338, accounting to 1.1 percent of the caseload.

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A total 40,932 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 2,479,883.

By February 28, the country had injected over 194.97 million doses of vaccines to date, with over 67.456 million people over 18 and 8.15 million children from 12-17 having received two shots, while more than 39.98 million booster shots and third shots had been administered, Vietnam News Agency reported.

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