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Vietnam reports 1,226 new COVID-19 cases

HANOI, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,226 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, up by 181 from Monday, according to its ministry of health.

All the new cases were locally transmitted, said the ministry.

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 11,488,685. The country reported a new death from the pandemic in the northern city of Hai Phong on Tuesday, bringing the total fatalities to 43,154.

As of Tuesday, there were 63 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 10,597,136 COVID-19 patients, or over 92 percent of the total infections, have recovered.

More than 260.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including nearly 220.6 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.