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Hanoi recorded the highest number of 2,982 cases. It was followed by Da Nang city and Khanh Hoa province, with 888 and 680, respectively.
The new infections brought the country’s total caseload to 2,023,546, ranking 28th among 224 countries and territories across the world. Among the cases, 68 were infected with the Omicron variant, all imported and quarantined right upon arrival.
Also on Sunday, up to 9,326 patients were declared to be free from the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, lifting the total number of recoveries to 1,727,290.
Meanwhile, 129 new fatalities were reported on the day, raising the death toll to 35,609, equivalent to 1.8 percent of the total infections.
As many as 168,003,163 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Vietnam so far, including 78,595,722 first, 72,319,574 second, and 17,087,867 third shots.