The Ministry of Health recorded 14,193 locally-transmitted coronavirus infections in Vietnam on Tuesday, alongside over 10,000 recovered patients and 316 fatalities.
The local cases were documented in 40 provinces and cities whereas the nation registered another 15 imported infections, the health ministry said.
The ministry had logged 12,477 domestically-infected patients on Monday.
More than 8,000 of the new cases were detected in the community, with the remaining found in isolated areas or centralized quarantine facilities.
Ho Chi Minh City reported 7,310 local infections, Binh Duong Province 3,966, Dong Nai Province 945, Long An Province 490, Kien Giang Province 242, Tien Giang Province 183, Hanoi 36, and Da Nang 34.
Vietnam has confirmed 546,683 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth – and worst – virus wave emerged in the country on April 27.
Ho Chi Minh City is heavily affected with 265,846 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 138,593, Dong Nai Province with 30,365, Long An Province with 26,432, Tien Giang Province with 10,988, Dong Thap Province with 7,588, Khanh Hoa Province with 7,014, Da Nang with 4,685, Hanoi with 3,853, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 3,738.
By comparison, Vietnam confirmed a combined 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in the previous three waves.
The health ministry recorded 10,253 recoveries on Tuesday, bringing the total to 311,710.
The toll has climbed to 13,701 fatalities after the ministry logged 316 deaths on the same day, including 253 in Ho Chi Minh City and 40 in Binh Duong Province.
Vietnam has confirmed 550,996 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck it early last year.
Health workers have administered around 22.7 million vaccine doses, including 534,937 shots on Monday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.
About 3.4 million people have been fully vaccinated.
Health authorities aim to immunize at least two-thirds of a population of nearly 98 million people against COVID-19 by the first quarter of next year.