Vietnam records 15,895 COVID-19 cases on December 18 hinh anh 1Taking samples for COVID-19 testing. Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam recorded 15,895 COVID-19 infections, including 12 imported cases, during 24 hours from 4pm December 17 to 4pm December 18, according to the Ministry of Health.

Ca Mau posted the highest number of infections with 1,341, followed by Hanoi with 1,244 and Ho Chi Minh City with 1,019.

Vietnam has so far documented 1,524,368 coronavirus infections.

On December 18, the country saw 248 deaths from the disease. The death toll now hits 29,351.

A further 1,645 patients were given the all-clear on the same day, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,097,163.

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 7,895 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 933 requiring invasive ventilation and 19 on life support (ECMO).

A total of 137,574,609 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Vietnam, with more than 60.79 million people now fully inoculated./.