Vietnam reaches 728,435 Covid cases, death toll surpasses 18,000

, Vietnam reaches 728,435 Covid cases, death toll surpasses 18,000

Vietnam health ministry on Thursday confirmed 9,465 new local Covid-19 cases and 236 deaths, bringing the fatalities to 18,017.

Also on Thursday, 6,226 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered, bringing the number of recovered cases to 493,488.

According to the health ministry, three localities with the highest numbers of infection were Ho Chi Minh City with 5,052 cases, Binh Duong with 2,764 cases and Dong Nai with 760 cases.

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The ministry also reported 236 deaths on Thursday, among which 175 cases recorded in Ho Chi Minh City, 37 in Binh Duong, seven in Long An, six in Dong Nai, three in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, two each in Binh Thuan, Hanoi and Tay Ninh, and one each in Tien Giang and Binh Dinh.

Thursday’s infection tally was down 2,060 from the previous day. The number has brought the infection tally in the new wave to 723,963, and since the pandemic broke out to 728,435.

The total number of Covid-19 deaths so far is 18,017 cases, accounting for 2.5 percent of all infections.

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The data showed, more than 29 million people have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot. Over seven million people have been fully vaccinated.

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