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Over 14,000 fresh Covid infections confirmed

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Health today, February 6, reported 14,112 new Covid cases, with seven of them imported and 14,105 locally infected in 56 cities and provinces, up 1,945 cases against yesterday.

Among the domestic cases, Hanoi City recorded the highest number at 2,797, followed by Danang with 927, Quang Nam with 853 and Nghe An with 675.

Nam Dinh, Hai Duong, Vinh Phuc, Haiphong and Hoa Binh had 523-593 cases each. Other localities detected fewer than 500 infections each.

To date, Vietnam has reported 192 cases of the Omicron variant, with nearly half of them confirmed in HCMC.

The Ministry of Health today also reported 63 more Covid deaths, sending the country’s coronavirus death toll to some 38,300. Meanwhile, more than 6,800 coronavirus patients were declared free of the disease, raising the country’s total recoveries to over 2.1 million.

In related news, many residents in the central province of Quang Nam have gathered at clinics and hospitals to undergo Covid-19 tests after the Tet holiday.

On February 6, many people flocked to Song Khoe and Thien Nhan clinics and Minh Thien General Hospital to be swabbed for Covid testing.

Many people said they would return to factories and industrial parks or come to other localities for work tomorrow. In addition, hundreds of community-transmitted Covid cases have been detected in Quang Nam over the past few days, so local residents wanted to undergo Covid tests.

According to the provincial anti-Covid steering committee, from 4 p.m. on February 4 to February 5, Quang Nam recorded 735 Covid cases, including 674 locally-infected cases, the highest-ever daily spike in the province. Notably, up to 735 out of 757 samples tested positive for Covid-19.

Since January 1, the province has had over 11,440 Covid cases, including nearly 9,000 community-transmitted cases.

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