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New Covid cases put at 85,800

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Health reported 85,765 new Covid-19 cases this evening, March 30, with six of them imported and the remainder locally infected, down 2,619 cases from the previous day.

The new domestic cases were confirmed in 62 provinces and cities, with the source of transmission of 62,336 cases remaining unknown.

Hanoi City remained the nation’s biggest hotbed of coronavirus infections, with 8,141 cases, followed by Bac Giang with 3,999, Nghe An with 3,731 and Phu Tho with 3,580. Daklak, Yen Bai and Lao Cai reported over 3,000 cases each.

According to the Ministry of Health, Hanoi has so far recorded some 1.5 million Covid cases, nearly three times higher than HCMC, which is now the second largest Covid hotspot. Among every five residents in Hanoi, one has contracted Covid, while the country’s average is one among 10.

The country’s case count in the current fourth wave has now risen to 9.46 million, with 7.27 million of them having recovered.

Today alone, around 114,700 patients were announced to have recovered from the disease and 41 people died of Covid.

In related news, the Government on March 29 allowed to carry forward more than VND4.6 trillion that the State had allocated for the 2021 pandemic response to 2022 as proposed by the Ministry of Finance.

The Government asked the Ministries of Finance and Health to ensure the accuracy of the amount.

Regarding the Covid vaccination of children, Dr. Tran Minh Dien, director of the Vietnam National Children’s Hospital, said children under 12 who have recovered from Covid can get vaccinated three months after their recovery.

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