The Ministry of Health recorded 8,758 new coronavirus cases in Vietnam on Wednesday, along with 23,568 discharged patients and 162 deaths.
The new cases, including 8,744 local and 14 imported infections, were reported in 33 provinces and cities, the health ministry said.
The ministry had registered 4,583 locally-infected patients on Tuesday.
Almost 5,000 of the latest infections were found in the community, with the remaining detected in sectioned-off areas or centralized quarantine facilities.
Ho Chi Minh City documented 4,699 local cases, up by 4,322 patients from yesterday; Binh Duong Province 2,389, down by 186; Dong Nai Province 899; Long An Province 132; Soc Trang Province 112; Can Tho City 42; Hanoi four; and Da Nang one.
Vietnam has confirmed 774,854 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 tops the list with 380,870 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 208,953, Dong Nai Province with 47,969, Long An Province with 32,270, Tien Giang Province with 13,951, Dong Thap Province with 8,233, Khanh Hoa Province with 7,776, Da Nang with 4,914, Hanoi with 4,212, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,130.
By comparison, Vietnam detected a combined 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 23,568 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total to 583,509.
The toll has risen to 19,098 deaths after the ministry documented 162 fatalities on the same day, including 113 in Ho Chi Minh City and 33 in Binh Duong Province.
Vietnam has registered 779,398 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.
Health workers have administered over 41 million vaccine doses, including 1,097,044 shots on Tuesday, since vaccination was rolled out on March 8.
Nearly nine 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.