The Ministry of Health on the evening of March 5 announced 173,258 cases, including 131,780 cases in 63 provinces and cities and Phu Tho and Thai Nguyen added 41,441 cases; 82 deaths.
In the past 24 hours, 84,649 cases were detected in isolation or blockade areas (down 8,971 cases), 88,572 cases in the community (increased 8,580 cases). Localities that recorded a higher number of infections compared to the previous day were Hanoi with an increase of 3,618, Bac Ninh with an increase of 1,150, and Phu Tho with an increase of 576 cases.
Today, Phu Tho registered an additional 33,144 cases, Thai Nguyen added 8,297 cases. Thus, a total of 173,258 cases were announced today. Hanoi today also recorded the highest number of cases per day, with 25,000 cases.
The average number of new infections in the country recorded in the past 7 days is 109,499 cases/day.
From 5:30 p.m. on March 4 to 5:30 p.m. on March 5, 82 deaths were recorded at: Ho Chi Minh City 2, Hanoi 12) Quang Ninh 8, Da Nang 7, Nam Dinh 5, Thai Nguyen 5, Khanh Hoa 4, Nghe An 4; Bac Giang, Hai Duong, Hoa Binh, Phu Yen 3 each; Ben Tre, Kien Giang, Lao Cai, Phu Tho and Quang Tri two places each; Bac Lieu, Binh Phuoc, Binh Thuan, Can Tho, Cao Bang, Dong Nai, Dong Thap, Ha Tinh, Lam Dong, Lang Son, Ninh Binh, Quang Binh, and Thanh Hoa each.
The average number of deaths recorded in the past 7 days is 97 cases/day. The total number of deaths in Vietnam so far is 40,726, accounting for 1% of the total number of infections.
The total number of deaths in Vietnam ranks 24 out of 225 countries and territories. Calculating the number of deaths per million people, Vietnam ranks 128th. Compared to Asia, the total number of deaths Vietnam ranks 6th out of 49 countries and territories (3rd in ASEAN), the death rate per one million people ranked 23rd (4th in ASEAN).
In the fourth wave, the number of domestic infections was 4,225,053 cases, of which 2,613,185 patients were declared cured.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, Vietnam has recorded 4,232,520 infections, ranking 21 out of 225 countries and territories. With the rate of infections per million people, Vietnam ranks 137th (42,847 cases per million people on average).
Localities with high cumulative infections in this outbreak: Ho Chi Minh City 548,041 cases, Hanoi 365,456, Binh Duong 308,418, Bac Ninh 135,181, Quang Ninh 122,442.
Regarding treatment, the number of patients cured in a day was 26,566. The total number of cured cases reached 2,616,002. The number of seriously ill patients being treated is 4,249 cases, of which 3,364 cases of oxygen through a mask, 448 cases of HFNC high-flow oxygen, 111 cases of non-invasive mechanical ventilation, 318 cases of invasive mechanical ventilation and 8 cases of ECMO.
The number of tests from April 27, 2021 to date has been more than 34.2 million samples, equivalent to 79.89 million turns of people, an increase of 76,795 samples compared to the previous day.
On March 4, 964,471 doses of vaccine were injected. Thus, the total number of doses that have been injected is more than 197.2 million. In which, more than 180.2 million doses are injected for people aged 18 years and older; The first dose is more than 70.8 million doses, the second dose is more than 67.6 million doses, the additional dose is more than 14 million doses, and the third dose is more than 1.4 million doses. Vaccination for children 12-17 years old is more than 16.8 million doses; in which the first dose is more than 8.6 million, the second dose is more than 8.1 million doses.