The Ministry of Health documented an additional 236 COVID-19 infections in the community in Vietnam on Tuesday, bringing the tally in the ongoing wave near 10,500 patients.
One hundred and thirty-six of the cases were registered in Ho Chi Minh City, 31 in Bac Giang Province, 33 in Binh Duong Province, and the rest in 10 other provinces and cities, the health ministry elaborated.
Two hundred and seventeen infections were detected in quarantine centers and isolated areas.
Since the fourth and worst wave started in Vietnam on April 27, the country has recorded 10,440 domestically-infected patients in 43 out of its 63 provinces and cities.
Bac Giang is leading the table with 5,488 patients, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 1,922 and Bac Ninh Province with 1,545.
By comparison, Vietnam confirmed 106 community cases in the first wave from January 23 to April 16, 2020, 554 in the second from July 25 to December 1, 2020, and 910 in the third from January 28 to March 25, 2021.
Overall the ministry has reported 13,727 infections, including 12,010 local and 1,717 imported cases, since the virus emerged in the Southeast Asian nation on January 23, 2020.
A total of 5,546 patients have recovered from the respiratory disease, including 93 announced on Tuesday, whereas 69 have been confirmed dead, most with serious comorbidities.
Vietnam has administered 2,422,643 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to medical staff, factory workers, and other frontline workers since it rolled out inoculation on March 8, according to the health ministry’s data.
A two-jab course has been given to 121,683 people.
Vietnam set a target of securing 150 million vaccine doses and vaccinating two-thirds of its population of about 98 million people this year.
The Southeast Asian nation has received nearly four million AstraZeneca shots from the COVAX scheme, direct purchase via a local company, and Japan, in addition to 2,000 Sputnik V jabs donated by Russia and 500,000 Sinopharm doses gifted by China in the year to date.