New COVID-19 infections fall on eighth consecutive day to 120,000

VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health announced 120,000 new coronavirus cases detected in Vietnam during the past 24 hours, a fall of nearly 8,000 cases compared to the previous day.

March 24 is the 8th consecutive day that has seen daily COVID-19 infections fall considerably across the country.

Of the total, 119,992 cases were locally acquired, with 84,819 cases recorded in the community. Eight cases tested positive upon returning from overseas, and the remainder were diagnosed in quarantine and lockdown areas.

Hanoi capital topped localities nationwide registering 16,014 new cases, followed by Dak Lak, Bac Ninh, Phu Tho and Nghe An provinces that reported more than 4,000 fresh cases each.

On average as many as 137,890 cases were documented daily during the past week.

The MoH also reported that the past 24 hours saw more than 164,754 patients recovering from the disease and 70 patients die of the virus and other underlying illnesses.

As of 06pm on March 24, Vietnam has detected 8,599,751 COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, ranking 14th out of 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Of the infected patients, 4,826,024 have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, and 42,145 patients have died of the virus.

More than 204 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide.