Vietnam confirms nearly 14,000 COVID-19 infections, over 14,600 recoveries

VOV.VN - The Health Ministry confirmed the detection of 13,972 new COVID-19 cases on 30 November, marking a rise of 208 cases from the previous day, thereby pushing the total during the ongoing wave to 1,235,230.

The three localities recording the highest number of new cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 1,497 cases, Can Tho with 981, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau with 860.

Hanoi recorded a total of 367 infections, with the majority being detected among the local community.

Of the daily total, 7,549 cases were detected within the community.

Health authorities also confirmed an additional 14,624 successful recoveries on November 29 to bring the total figure of recovered cases up to 989,348.

Furthermore, the national COVID-19 death toll also rose to 25,252 following the confirmation of another 197 deaths.

Over 122 million people have now been vaccinated, with close to 51 million people received two doses.

Elsewhere, authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are devising a detailed plan to deal with possible COVID-19 cases for students in grades 9 and 12 following the reopening of schools in early December.

According to the plan being prepared by the HCM City Department of Education and Training, students in grades 9 and 12 in areas at low-risk of transmission will resume on-site learning starting from December 10.

The move has been adopted in principle by the southern city’s administration, but detailed guidelines have yet to be announced.

Moreover, high school students in certain safe areas of the capital may return to school starting from December 6, according to the municipal Party Committee.

Students in districts and towns at low or medium risk, which have recorded no community transmission cases within the past 14 days as of November 30, will be allowed to return to school. The return date is therefore expected to be December 6.

So far, over 36,000 students in Hanoi have returned to school safely, with no cases being detected in schools so far.