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Daily Covid infections hit new record at over 110,000

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Health this evening, March 2 confirmed 110,301 fresh Covid cases, an all-time single-day record.

Among the latest cases, 21 were imported and 110,280 were locally infected in all 63 cities and provinces, up 11,537 against yesterday.

Hanoi City recorded the highest number of domestic cases at 15,114, followed by Bac Ninh with 4,698 and Nghe An with 4,329.

Quang Ninh, Son La, Hung Yen, Lang Son, Nam Dinh, Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc, Lao Cai, HCMC, Thai Nguyen, Daklak, Hoa Binh, Bac Giang and Haiphong detected 2,510-3,992 infections each. Other localities had fewer than 2,500 cases each.

In addition, the health authorities of Nam Dinh, Bac Giang and Thai Nguyen registered to add 20,866, 12,691 and 7,994 infections detected earlier, respectively, to the national Covid case monitoring system.

Since the start of the Covid pandemic, Vietnam has reported over 3.7 million Covid cases.

Nearly 37,000 Covid patients were announced to have fully recovered today, taking the total recoveries to over 2.5 million.

The ministry also reported 114 new Covid fatalities in 34 cities and provinces, raising the country’s Covid death toll to 40,452.

The country is seeing five provinces, including Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Phu Tho, Cao Bang and Yen Bai, at high risk of Covid transmission, according to statistics issued by the ministry today.

The number of cities and provinces at high risk increased by four against two weeks earlier, the local media reported.

Thirty-nine localities, including Hanoi and HCMC, are at low risk of Covid spread, while the remaining 19 are at moderate risk.

In another development, a surge in Covid infections has forced nearly 10,000 students in Dong Nai Province to study online after two weeks of in-person instructions.

Between February 14 and March 2, the province reported some 11,000 Covid infections among students and teachers, according to the provincial Department of Education and Training.

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