More than 100,000 people vaccinated against COVID-19: health ministry

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A medical staff of Nghệ An Province General Friendship Hospital receives COVID-19 vaccine shot on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Bích Huệ

HÀ NỘI — A total of 14,386 people, mostly frontline medical staff, received COVID-19 vaccine shots on Tuesday, bringing the total number of vaccinated people in the country to 106,929 in 27 localities in the two phases of the vaccination drive, according to a report released on Wednesday by the health ministry.

Việt Nam is pressing ahead with the 800,000 AstraZeneca doses received from COVAX Facility in the second phase of the national vaccination campaign (with the first phase using 110,000 AstraZeneca doses bought from the manufacturer) and plans to administer all of the doses before May 31, the expiration date of the batch from COVAX.

Also on Tuesday, Tuyên Quang, Bình Định and Vĩnh Long provinces started their inoculation campaigns.

Việt Nam recorded no new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday morning, keeping the national tally at 2,801, according to the Ministry of Health.

Out of the total patients, 2,490 have been given the all-clear, while the death toll remains at 35.

Among patients still under treatment, 12 have tested negative for the coronavirus once, 11 twice and 17 three times.

Meanwhile, 39,385 people are under quarantine nationwide, including 514 at hospitals, 23,870 at concentrated quarantine facilities and 14,991 at their residences.

The northern province of Hải Dương, the hotspot in Việt Nam’s third wave from late January to March, has went 27 days without any new domestically transmitted infections, while major cities like Hà Nội, Hải Phòng, Quảng Ninh, HCM City have gone more than two months without new local cases. VNS

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