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New Covid-19 infections rise by over 26,300

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnam reported 26,379 fresh cases of Covid-19 this evening, February 13, in 58 provinces and cities, including seven imported cases and 26,372 locally-infected cases, down 930 cases against the previous day, said the Ministry of Health.

The capital city of Hanoi again took the lead in the case number, at 2,940, followed by Hai Duong with 1,906 cases, Nam Dinh with 1,894 cases, and Haiphong with 1,483 cases. Thai Nguyen, Nghe An, and Ninh Binh each reported around 1,000-1,300 cases. Each of the remaining localities had fewer than 1,000 cases.

The ministry also announced 84 more Covid deaths across the country in the day, raising the country’s death toll linked to the coronavirus to 38,946 to date.

Vietnam’s Covid tally up to now has reached over 2.51 million cases, with around 2.5 million cases reported in the fourth wave. Among them, more than 2.22 million cases have fully recovered, including the latest 7,815 recoveries confirmed today.

In related news, in a working session with the north-central province of Ha Tinh today, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long asked the province to continue to ramp up anti-Covid efforts to ensure the local socioeconomic growth remains stable.

In the year to date, this north-central locality has reported 3,444 cases. Medical facilities across the province are treating 196 coronavirus patients, while 1,840 others are under home-based treatment.

As for its vaccination rollouts, the first-dose rate has reached 99%, the second-dose one was 97%, and the booster-shot one is now 39%.

The local health department forecast that the Covid situation in Ha Tinh could turn complicated due to a surging number of people visiting the province during Tet, or the Lunar New Year holiday. Further, large gatherings at festivals, parties, religious events during the holiday also pose a risk of transmission, he added.

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