Thursday, May 19, 2022
name of Prensa Latina
Bandera inglesa
English Edition
name of Prensa Latina

NEWS

NEWS

More than five million Covid-19 cases in Vietnam

Vietnam, Covid-19, casos

More than five million Covid-19 cases in Vietnam

Hanoi, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) At an average of about 120,000 cases of Covid-19 per day in the last 12 days, Vietnam today reported a new peak of 164,596 cases and passed five million.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on email

That was also the third highest number of infections worldwide after South Korea and Germany, but according to local health authorities the maximum will be reached by mid-month.

On Wednesday, Hanoi, the capital, reported 31,365 cases – slightly less than the previous day – but remains the epicenter of the current fourth wave of the disease.

The Ministry of Health also reported 109 deaths, bringing the numbers to 41086.

Until the end of April last year, this was one of the countries that was coping best with the disease (3,428 cases, 35 deaths), but first the irruption of the Delta strain of SARS-CoV-2, and since the end of December the Omicron pushed the statistics up to the current level.

Vietnam is focused on achieving herd immunity through vaccination. To date, four-fifths of 98 million people have completed the two-dose immunization schedule and more than 41 percent have completed a third booster.

The Health Ministry is considering declaring Covid-19 an endemic disease, because although the number of cases is high, the number of hospitalizations and deaths is quite low.

pgh/etc/jcm/asg

RELATED
ÚLTIMO MINUTO
name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.