The Ministry of Health confirmed 10,508 COVID-19 cases throughout Vietnam on Tuesday, together with 12,638 discharged patients and 276 fatalities.
Thirty-three provinces and cities reported 10,496 domestic cases whereas the country logged 12 separate imported infections, the health ministry said.
The ministry had recorded 11,168 locally-infected patients on Monday.
More than 6,700 of the latest domestic cases were detected in the community, with the remaining found in sectioned-off areas or centralized quarantine facilities.
Ho Chi Minh City registered 6,312 local infections, up by 866 patients from yesterday; Binh Duong Province 2,178, down by 1,473; Dong Nai Province 777, Long An Province 379, Kien Giang Province 157; An Giang Province 111; Tien Giang Province 102; Hanoi 21; and Da Nang 11.
Vietnam has detected 630,661 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 stays atop the list with 309,787 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 162,847, Dong Nai Province with 36,361, Long An Province with 28,865, Tien Giang Province with 12,468, Dong Thap Province with 7,923, Khanh Hoa Province with 7,353, Da Nang with 4,835, Hanoi with 4,074, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 3,915.
By comparison, Vietnam confirmed a combined 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 12,638 recoveries on Tuesday, taking the total to 398,461.
The toll has increased to 15,936 deaths after the ministry documented 276 fatalities on the same day, including 199 in Ho Chi Minh City, 41 in Binh Duong Province, and 12 in Dong Nai Province.
Vietnam has reported 635,055 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck it early last year.
Health workers have given around 30.3 million vaccine doses, including 1,021,602 shots on Monday, since vaccination was rolled out on March 8.
Over 5.6 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.