15,270 COVID-19 infections detected, daily tally in Hanoi down by over 600

VOV.VN - A total of 15,270 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed by the Health Ministry on December 16, including 9,888 detected within the local community.

The latest infections were reported in 60 provinces and cities across the country, with Hanoi registering 423 transmissions, marking a fall of 601 from the previous day.

According to details given by the Hanoi Center for Disease Control, as many as 1,357 COVID-19 cases were recorded on the evening of December 14, the highest during the fourth pandemic wave, with the number of community infections also hitting a record high of 611 cases.

The total caseload since the beginning of the pandemic has now reached 1,493,237.
The southern province of Ca Mau recorded the highest number of infections at 1,339, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 1,175 and Tay Ninh with 932.

The total number of infections in the capital during the fourth outbreak which started on April 29 now stands at more than 21,000, of which more than 8,220 have been found in the community.

The nation’s COVID-19 death toll also rose to 28,857 following the confirmation of 241 fatalities over the past 24 hours, with Ho Chi Minh City reporting the highest number of deaths with 65. Indeed, the nation’s deaths now account for 2% of total infections since the pandemic began.

The average number of deaths recorded over the past seven days now stands at 239 cases per day.

Most notably, over 59.4 million people nationwide have now been fully inoculated, whilst more than 75.2 million people have received at least one vaccine dose.

The total number of recoveries also grew to 1,060,461 after an additional 1,033 were declared to be free from the virus on the same day.