VOV.VN - The Health Ministry confirmed the detection of an additional 23,956 local COVID-19 cases across 61 cities and provinces nationwide on February 9, thereby pushing the tally during the ongoing wave to more than 2.39 million.
The three localities to record the highest number of new infections includes Hanoi with 2,949 cases, Nghe An with 1,900 cases, and Hai Phong with 1,295 cases.
The previous day saw Hanoi record a further 2,988 COVID-19 cases, marking an increase of roughly 200 infections compared to the previous day and the highest ever, of which 717 were community cases.
Of the daily tally, 16,608 cases were detected within the local community.
To date, the country has recorded 192 cases infected with the Omicron variant, with Ho Chi Minh City the highest at 92.
Furthermore, the country’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 38,614 with the confirmation of 93 deaths over the past 24 hours.
The Health Ministry also confirmed 69,825 recoveries on the same day, thereby bringing the total number of recovered cases so far up to 2,196,602.
Moreover, over 74.4 million people have now been vaccinated with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, whilst more than 30 million have received their third inoculation.
After a long break caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, February 8 saw many localities across the country welcome students back to schools. While the pandemic remains complicated locally, the task of ensuring safety remains a top priority for all schools.