VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health reported the discovery of an additional 12,170 new cases of COVID-19 on February 5, marking an increase of 574 in comparison to a day earlier.
A further 114 casualties were also reported over the past 24 hours to raise the country’s death toll to 38,261, or around 1.6% of all infections.
The three localities recording the highest number of cases include Hanoi with 2,778 infections, Da Nang with 783 cases, and the northern province of Nam Dinh with 541 cases.
Furthermore, 3,457 COVID-19 patients were declared free from the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the same day to bring the total number of recovered cases up to 2,105,913.
More than 182.87 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far, including over 79.08 million as part of the first dose, more than 74.2 million as part of the second, and over 27.8 does of the third jab.
The country has recorded 192 infections of the Omicron variant, six of them being community cases in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and linked to foreign entrants.
The Ministry of Health has also directed provinces and cities nationwide to speed up spring vaccination campaigns in an effort to ensure effectiveness and safety without avoiding vaccine wastage.
It also emphasized the necessity of ensuring adequate drugs, biological products, equipment, and medical staff who are ready to serve COVID-19 prevention and control efforts, as well as performing medical examinations and giving treatment for people during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.