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Vietnam reports 1,196 new COVID-19 cases

HANOI, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,196 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, down by 30 from Tuesday, according to its ministry of health.

Among the new cases, two were imported and the rest were all locally transmitted, said the ministry.

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 11,489,881. The country reported a new death from the pandemic in the capital Hanoi on Wednesday, bringing the total fatalities to 43,155.

As of Wednesday, there were 47 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 10,597,542 COVID-19 patients, or over 92 percent of the total infections, have recovered.

More than 260.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including over 220.5 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.