COVID-19: 15,707 new cases, 153 deaths recorded in Vietnam over 24 hours

VOV.VN - Vietnam has recorded 15,707 new coronavirus infections during the past 24 hours, a fall of 233 cases compared to the previous day, the Ministry of Health (MoH) reported on January 22.

Official data from the MoH also show an additional 3,512 cases recovered from the disease, and 153 patients died of COVID-19 and underlying illnesses.

Of the newly detected infections, 10,986 cases were diagnosed in the community, 49 tested positive upon returning from overseas, and the remainder were documented in the lockdown or quarantine areas.

Hanoi capital took the lead, registering 2,945 new cases, followed by Da Nang (973), Hai Phong (745), Hung Yen (693), Ben Tre (555), Binh Phuoc (498) and Quang Ngai (461).

As of 06pm on January 22 Vietnam has detected 2,126,444 COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, ranking 28th out of 224 countries and territories worldwide.

Of the infected patients, 1,800,692 have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, and 36,596 patients have died of the virus. 

Notable, the number of Omicron infections has risen to 135 in 10 localities in Vietnam, including 65 cases in Ho Chi Minh City, 27 cases in Quang Nam, and 12 in Hanoi.

Nearly 175 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide, with 73.7 million people getting their second shot and more than 22 million people receiving their additional shot/booster jab.