Health Ministry urges quickening vaccination against COVID-19 hinh anh 1A health worker performs a COVID-19 vaccination shot (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Amidst the rapidly increasing number of new cases of COVID-19,
the Health Ministry has urged continued efforts to accelerate vaccination against COVID-19, with
priority given to groups of high risks of developing serious symptoms and even
dying when contracting the virus.

During the week from April 16 – 22, Vietnam counted 12,700 new cases, the
highest weekly number since the beginning of the year.

total number of COVID-19 cases so far rose to 11,54,059, with 10,616,725
patients having recovered.

present, 123 patients are in serious conditions needing breathing
support, including 24  requiring invasive machine

One death from COVID-19 was reported in Hanoi on April 22, raising the total
fatalities from the pandemic so far to 43,187.

More than 266 million doses of OVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far./.


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