New COVID-19 infections drop by nearly 1,400, 8 fatalities confirmed

VOV.VN - The Health Ministry reported a further 7,417 fresh COVID-19 cases across 60 localities nationwide, in addition to nine deaths on April 25.

Of the figure, a total of 5,327 transmissions were detected in the local community.

Hanoi continued to top the list with 941 new cases, followed by Phu Tho with 493 and Quang Ninh with 411.

With the number of new COVID-19 cases dropping sharply in recent times, many facilities for treating mild patients in Hanoi are either being paused or are reducing their capacity.

It can therefore be considered necessary to suspend and shrink treatment facilities in the current context in order to avoid wasting medical equipment and operating personnel.

However, these facilities remain ready to be brought back into use in the event that there are new developments relating to the pandemic.

The total number of COVID-related fatalities in the country now stands at 43,021, or 0.4% of the overall caseload.

A further 6,685 patients were declared free from the virus on the same day, duly taking the total number of recoveries up to 9,092,760.

Across the nation, 212.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to date.

At present, more than 40 provinces and cities have conducted their vaccination campaign against COVID-19 for children from five to under 12 years old, with a total of 374,255 doses of vaccines given to children in this age group.