COVID-19 infections in Vietnam rise over 24 hours

VOV.VN - Vietnam has recorded 18 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, an increase of six cases compared to the previous day, the Ministry of Health said in its COVID-19 update on January 28.

The number of fresh coronavirus infections has risen slightly over the past few days after hitting a record low of only 3 cases on January 23.

Though the sub-variant XBB of the Omicron variant was detected in Vietnam in early January, experts have played down public concerns that a fresh wave of the coronavirus would break out in Vietnam.

Vietnam has accelerated the vaccination campaign over the past months and thanks to the efforts it has achieved the goal of herd immunity.

Since the start of the outbreak in early 2020, Vietnam has logged more than 11.5 million COVID-19 infections, ranking 13th out of 230 countries and territories worldwide. Of the total, over 10.6 million registered cases have recovered from the virus.  

About 43,186 infected people have died of the disease and other underlying illnesses, placing Vietnam 26th out of 230 countries and territories globally.

Some 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to people of different age groups nationwide.

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