COVID-19: Daily count falls slightly to more than 161,000 in Vietnam

VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health (MoH) confirmed 161,262 coronavirus cases detected in 61 cities and provinces across Vietnam during the past 24 hours, down 5,706 cases compared to the previous day.

Of the total, 161,247 cases were locally acquired, with 113,084 cases documented in the community, the MoH said in its coronavirus update released at 06pm on March 14.  

The outbreak is spreading rapidly in northern Vietnam as nearly two thirds of the cases were recorded in the region.

Hanoi capital tops localities nationwide in infection number, registering 29,833 followed by Nghe An (10,389) and Bac Ninh (7471).

Four provinces: Quang Ninh, Thai Binh, Vinh Phuc and Lao Cai registered to add more than 103,000 cases to the national COVID-19 database.

The past 24 hours also saw 108,407 recovering from the disease and 92 patients die of the virus and other underlying illnesses.

As of 06pm on March 14, Vietnam has detected 6,377,438 COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, ranking 20th out of 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Of the infected patients, 3,271,978 have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, and 41,477 patients have died of the virus.

More than 200 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide.

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