COVID-19: Daily count rises to more than 180,000 in Vietnam

VOV.VN - As many as 180,558 coronavirus cases have been detected in 62 out of 63 cities and provinces across Vietnam during the past 24 hours, up 5,084 cases compared to the previous day.

Of the total, 180,552 cases were locally acquired, with 121,201 cases documented in the community, the MoH said in its coronavirus update released at 06pm on March 16. 

Nearly two thirds of the cases were recorded in northern Vietnam, and Hanoi capital topped localities nationwide as it registered 26,220 new cases.

It was followed by Nghe An (10,797), Vinh Phuc (8,875), Phu Tho (8,335) and bac Ninh (5,751).

Meanwhile, Nghe An and Thanh Hoa provinces registered to add 56,827 and 30,155 cases more respectively to the national COVID-19 database.

The past 24 hours also saw 167,163 patients recovering from the disease and 62 patients die of the virus and other underlying illnesses.

As of 06pm on March 16, Vietnam has detected 6,820,458 COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, ranking 20th out of 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Of the infected patients, 3,547,488 have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, and 41,607 patients have died of the virus.

Nearly 201 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide.

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