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Vietnam reports 371 new COVID-19 cases

HANOI, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 371 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, down by 311 from Saturday, 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 11,486,414. The country reported no new deaths from the pandemic on Sunday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,153.

As of Sunday, there were 55 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 10,596,336 COVID-19 patients, or over 92 percent of the total infections, have recovered.

Nearly 260.3 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.