In its coronavirus update on January 29, the MoH also announced 115 new fatalities, a fall of 26 cases compared to the previous day. Meanwhile, an additional 12,353 patients recovered from the disease.
Of the newly detected infections, 10,187 patients were diagnosed in the community, 50 tested positive upon returning from overseas, and the remainder were documented in the lockdown or quarantine areas.
Hanoi capital continued to top localities, registering 2,806 new cases, followed by Bac Ninh (992), Da Nang (865), Thanh Hoa (732), Hai Phong (663), Quang Nam (601), Nam Dinh (505), Binh Dinh (419), and Hoa Binh (414),
As of 06pm on January 29 Vietnam has detected 2,233,287 COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, ranking 28th out of 224 countries and territories worldwide.
Of the infected patients, 1,962,597 have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, and 37,547 patients have died of the virus.
The number of Omicron infections remained unchanged at 166 cases in 14 localities, including 92 cases confirmed in Ho Chi Minh City, 27 in Quang Nam, and 14 in Hanoi.
Nearly 181 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide, with more than 74 million people getting their second shot and nearly 28 million people receiving their additional shot/booster jab.