Daily COVID-19 infections fall sharply to 72,000 in Vietnam

VOV.VN - Continuing the declining trend in COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Health announced 72,556 new infections in Vietnam on April 1, a fall of more than 8,000 cases compared to the previous day.

Of the total, 51,351 cases were documented in the community, only one case tested positive upon returning from overseas, and the remainder were diagnosed in the quarantine areas.

Hanoi capital took the lead with 7,734 positive cases, followed by Nghe An, Dak Lak, and Phu Tho that recorded more than 3,000 cases each.

The same day, the northern province of Vinh Phuc registered to add more than 13,000 cases to the national coronavirus database.

The Ministry of Health also announced an additional 87,463 patients recovering from the disease, and 33 more deaths of the virus and other underlying illnesses.

As of April 1, Vietnam has detected 9,650,663 COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, ranking 12th out of 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Of the infected patients, 7,606,476 have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, and 42,526 patients have died of the virus.

Nearly 206 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide.