VOV.VN - The daily number of coronavirus infections in Vietnam has kept rising in Vietnam, hitting close to 150,000 on March 6.
The Ministry of Health reported at 06.00pm that as many as 142,128 people tested positive for the virus during the past 24 hours, up 10,348 cases compared to the previous day.
This is the fifth consecutive day Vietnam’s daily count has surpassed the 100,000 case mark.
Official data from the Ministry of Health show nearly 93,000 cases, or two thirds of the total, were recorded in the community, eight people tested positive upon arriving from overseas, and the remainder were documented in lockdown or quarantine areas.
Most of the new cases were diagnosed in the north, with Hanoi capital topping localities as its daily count hit all-time high of more than 29,000.
Other localities detecting between 3,000 and 8,000 cases each include Bac Ninh, Nghe An, Hai Phong, Hung Yen, Phu Tho, Son La, Nam Dinh, Binh Duong, Hai Duong, Lang Son and Quang Ninh.
Bac Giang and Hoa Binh registered to add approximately 60,000 cases to the national database.
The same day the Ministry of Health also announced an additional 65,445 recoveries and 87 more COVID-19 related deaths.
As of 06pm on March 6, Vietnam has detected 4,434,700 COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, ranking 21st out of 225 countries and territories worldwide.
Of the infected patients, 2,681,447 have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, and 40,813 patients have died of the virus.
More than 197 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide.