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New daily Covid cases slip further

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Health this evening, April 20, reported 13,271 new cases of Covid in Vietnam, down 229 cases against the previous day.

The capital city of Hanoi still came first by case number, at 1,039, followed by Phu Tho with 880. Bac Giang, Gia Lai, Quang Ninh, Vinh Phuc, Yen Bai, and Nghe An recorded around 500-580 cases each.

The ministry also reported seven more Covid deaths and 2,540 new recoveries today.

The country’s case count has now climbed to over 10.5 million, with over nine million of them having recovered and 42,982 dead.

An additional 1.7 million doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine donated to Vietnam by the U.S. arrived in Hanoi on April 18, according to the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam.

The latest batch was given to Vietnam through the COVAX Facility, raising the total vaccine donations by the U.S. to nearly 40 million doses.

Vietnam is carrying out its vaccination campaign for children 5 to 12, using the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Early this month, the Government of Australia donated over 7.2 million doses of Moderna to Vietnam to vaccinate children in the age group.

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