COVID-19: Daily count rises to nearly 17,000, 50 Omicron cases recorded

VOV.VN - Vietnam has confirmed 16,725 new coronavirus infections during the past 24 hours, an increase of 634 cases from the previous day, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its coronavirus update on January 11.

Of the total, as many as 10,822 locally acquired cases were detected in the community, 25 cases tested positive upon returning from overseas, and the remainder were documented in the lockdown and quarantine areas.

Hanoi capital continued to record most cases during the day at 2,968. It was followed by Binh Phuoc, Binh Dinh, Ho Chi Minh City and Khanh Hoa that confirmed 726, 709, 701 and 677 new cases respectively.

Official data from the MoH also show that 26,031 patients were discharged from hospital, and 206 patients died of COVID-19 and underlying illnesses.

As of 06pm on January 13 Vietnam has detected 1,975,444 COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, ranking 28th out of 224 countries and territories worldwide.

Of the infected patients, 1,661,930 have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, and 35,170 patients have died of the virus. 

Vietnam has so far detected 50 Omicron cases returning from overseas in nine localities, including 27 cases in Quang Nam and 12 in Ho Chi Minh City.

A total of nearly 164.5 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide, with 71.7 million people getting their second shot and 14.3 million people receiving their additional shot/booster jab.