COVID-19: Vietnam records 2,758 cases on May 11

VOV.VN - Vietnam recorded 2,758 new coronavirus infections in 53 cities and provinces across the country during the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its coronavirus update released at 6pm on May 11.

All the new cases were documented in Vietnam, with 1,921 cases diagnosed in the community, said the MoH.

Hanoi capital topped localities nationwide, registering 538 new cases, followed by Nghe An (178), Phu Tho (159), Bac Ninh (130), and Bac Giang (101).

In the South, Binh Duong reported 31 cases, followed by Ba Ria – Vung Tau (29) Ho Chi Minh City (23), Binh Phuoc (18) and Ben Tre (14).

Localities that saw the number of infections decrease most compared to the previous day were Phu Tho (-71), Vinh Phuc (-68), and Quang Tri (-48).

Meanwhile, localities that saw the number of infections rise most compared to the previous day were Bac Giang (+83), Nghe An (+69), and Quang Binh (+37).

On average 3,075 cases were recorded in Vietnam daily in the past seven days.

The same day, the Ministry of Health announced an additional 2,589 patients recovering from the disease, and two deaths in two localities.

At present, 363 patients are relying on mechanical ventilation and two patients are receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a sophisticated form of therapy that is used to save the lives of patients in critical condition.

As of 6pm on May 11, Vietnam has confirmed nearly 10.7 million infections, ranking 12th out of 227 countries and territories worldwide.

Of the total, more than 9.3 million patients have recovered, and 43,060 patients have died of the virus and underlying illnesses.

More than 216 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered nationwide.

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