VOV.VN - The Health Ministry confirmed the detection of 16,555 new COVID-19 cases on December 22, a rise of 206 infections from the previous day to take the tally during the ongoing wave to 1,582,783.
Of the daily tally, 10,938 cases were detected among the community.
The three localities recording the highest number of new cases were Hanoi with 1,646 cases, Ca Mau with 1,193 cases, and Ho Chi Minh City with 979 cases.
Hanoi has continued the recent trend of recording an increasing number of fresh COVID-19 infections in the local community. In the face of the current situation, Hanoi has established a support team to monitor people infected with COVID-19 at home, with a young team serving as the core in deploying pandemic control measures.
The Health Ministry also confirmed 13,394 recoveries on the same day to bring the total number of recovered cases up to 1,173,484.
The COVID-19 death toll nationwide also rose to 30,251 with the confirmation of 210 deaths over the past 24 hours.
The average number of new cases in the country over the past seven days has been 15,752 a day, while the national death rate has been at a daily average of 234.
Vietnam has now vaccinated more than 76.2 million people with at least one vaccine shot. In addition, 63.3 million have received two shots, and over 1.5 million have received their booster shots.