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New Covid infections keep tumbling to 23,000

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Health this evening, April 11 confirmed 23,184 fresh Covid cases, with all but three of them locally infected in 61 cities and provinces, down 5,126 against yesterday.

Hanoi City still took the lead with 2,011 domestic cases, followed by Nghe An with 1,470, Yen Bai with 1,271, Phu Tho with 1,187 and Bac Giang with 1,053.

Lao Cai, Quang Ninh, Tuyen Quang, Thai Binh, Vinh Phuc and Daklak detected around 707-969 infections each.

The health authority of Thanh Hoa in the day registered to add 28,740 cases detected earlier to the national Covid monitoring system.

The country has reported over 10.25 million Covid cases so far, with nearly 8.6 million of them announced to have recovered from the disease.

The ministry also reported 17 new Covid fatalities, taking the country’s coronavirus death toll to 42,830.

Some 38,400 doses of Covid vaccine were administered on April 10, raising the total number of doses given to people nationwide to over 208.5 million.

Statistics from the ministry indicated that nearly 2,200 communes and wards nationwide are at high risk of Covid spread, while 163 others in 16 cities and provinces remain pegged as extremely risky, accounting for 1.5% of the country’s total number of communes and wards.

The number of communes and wards at low risk is over 5,880, making up 55.5% of the total.

In related news, all schools in HCMC will reopen doors from April 12, according to an urgent dispatch issued by the municipal government on April 10.

Under the decision, all K-12 students will return to in-person classes, while schools are required to strictly follow Covid safety measures and offer half-boarding services.

In the 2021-2022 school year, HCMC has some 1.7 million K-12 students, the local media reported.

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