COVID-19: Nearly 23,000 new cases recorded, recoveries 9 times higher

VOV.VN - Vietnam recorded nearly 23,000 new coronavirus infections on April 12, but the number of patients recovering from the virus was nine times higher than the number of new cases.

Official data from the Ministry of Health show as many as 22,804 people tested positive in all 63 cities and provinces on April 12, and all of them were locally acquired cases. Of the total, more than 17,000 cases were documented in the community.

Hanoi capital topped localities in infection number, registering 1,942 cases, followed by Phu Tho, Yen, Bai, Dak Lak, Nghe An and Bac Giang that reported more than 1,000 each.

On average, 34,682 cases were recorded daily in Vietnam in the past week, the ministry said.

Notably, April 12 saw more than 202 patients recover from the disease, or nine times higher than the number of new cases.  

Twenty-eight patients died of the virus and underlying illnesses during the day, including three in Quang Nam, and two each in Bac Kan, Gia Lai, Hanoi, Hai Duong, Hau Giang, and Phu Tho.

As of 06pm on April 12, Vietnam has documented nearly 10.3 million infections, ranking 12th out of 227 countries and territories worldwide.

Of the total, more than 8.7 million patients have recovered, and nearly 43,000 patients have died of the virus and underlying illnesses.

As many as 208.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered nationwide.