Friday 09 December 2022 - 12:46:15 am

Vietnam's Health Ministry demands prudence as COVID-19 cases rise

HANOI, 16th August, 2022 (WAM) -- The Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MoH) has warned of a spike in the number of new COVID-19 infections as well as critical cases.

Over the past week, Vietnam has recorded an average of 2,000 new coronavirus cases each day, with more than 100 seriously ill patients are being treated at hospitals.

According to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), the ministry said it will continue closely watching the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and regularly evaluate and analyse the situation in order to build plans and scenarios to respond to any outbreak in a timely manner.

The national COVID-19 caseload in Vietnam now stands at more than 11.3 million, according to the Ministry of Health.

The total number of recoveries rose to over 10 million. There are 106 patients in serious conditions needing breathing support.