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Covid case count jumps by over 27,300

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Health confirmed 27,311 new Covid-19 cases this evening, February 12, the highest single-day Covid tally so far.

The new infections included nine imported cases and 27,302 domestic transmissions in 60 cities and provinces, up 831 cases over yesterday.

Among the domestic cases, Hanoi continued to account for the most, 2,981, followed by Nam Dinh with 1,842, Hai Duong with 1,681, Nghe An with 1,550 and Haiphong with 1,394.

Thai Nguyen, Ninh Binh, Danang, Vinh Phuc, Hoa Binh, Phu Tho, Thanh Hoa, Bac Ninh, Quang Ninh, Phu Yen, Quang Binh, Lang Son, Quang Nam, Gia Lai and Bac Giang detected 520-978 infections each. Other localities reported fewer than 500 cases each.

Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic in Vietnam, the country has reported over 2.48 million Covid cases. Over 220 Omicron-hit cases have been detected in 16 cities and provinces.

More than 6,270 Covid patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide today, taking the total recoveries to over 2.21 million.

The ministry also reported 78 Covid fatalities in 25 localities, raising the Covid death toll to 38,402.

In related news, Hanoi City says there are no areas at high risk of Covid transmission.

Forty-three communes, wards and towns in the city are at moderate risk, while as many as 536 others are at low risk.

Due to the downgraded risk levels, students in grades from 7 to 12 in the city will be allowed to get back to in-person classes next week, the local media reported.

In another development, a total of 9,600 teachers and students in Haiphong City have tested positive for the coronavirus, with more than 1,520 of them getting no Covid vaccine doses.

The city on February 11 reported 3,172 more Covid cases, including 2,976 students and 196 teachers, raising the total number of teachers and students infected with the disease to 9,649, according to the municipal Department of Education and Training.

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