Vietnam reports 2,161 new COVID-19 cases

A woman receives a shot of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, June 27, 2021. (HAU DINH / AP)

HANOI / MANILA / SINGAPORE – Vietnam recorded 2,161 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, up by 770 from Sunday, according to its ministry of health.

Among the new cases, only one was imported and the rest were locally transmitted, said the health ministry.

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 11,421,055. The country reported two new deaths from the pandemic in the central Thanh Hoa province and the southern Tay Ninh province on Monday, bringing the total fatalities to 43,122.

As of Monday, there were 144 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

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Nationwide, 10,232,281 COVID-19 patients, or nearly 90 percent of the total infections, have recovered.

More than 257.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including over 219.2 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.

Vietnam has already recorded COVID-19 infections with the Omicron BA.4, BA.5, BA.2.12.1 and BA.2.74 sub-variants and is accelerating the inoculation of its people with a fourth vaccine dose.

This photo taken on June 24, 2021 shows Philippine Airlines' (PAL) crew members wearing protective gear as a preventive measure against the coronavirus serving water after taking off from General Santos City airport, on the southern island of Mindanao. (TED ALJIBE / AFP)


The Philippines reported 2,202 new COVID-19 infections on Monday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,893,573.

The Department of Health said the number of active cases rose to 24,493, while 51 more patients died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the country's death toll to 62,062.

Metro Manila, the capital region with over 13 million people, tallied 720 new cases.

The Philippines reported its highest COVID-19 single-day tally of 39,004 new cases on Jan. 15. The country, with a population of around 110 million, has fully vaccinated over 72.6 million people.

A vendor wearing a protective facemask amid fears about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus serves a customer at a fruit stall in Singapore on May 8, 2020. (ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP)


Singapore reported 1,176 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total tally to 1,847,270.

Of the new cases, 141 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 1,035 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR cases, 135 were local transmissions and six were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 968 local transmissions and 67 imported cases.

A total of 222 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 11 cases in intensive care units.

Two more deaths were reported from COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total death toll to 1,596, the ministry said.