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Vietnam reports 3,878 new COVID-19 cases

HANOI, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 3,878 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, up by 179 from Tuesday, 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 11,428,632. The country reported two new deaths from the pandemic in the northern Cao Bang province and the southern Tay Ninh province on Wednesday, bringing the total fatalities to 43,125.

As of Wednesday, 150 severe cases were in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 10,252,898 COVID-19 patients, or nearly 90 percent of the total infections, have recovered.

Nearly 257.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including over 219.3 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.