The Ministry of Health documented 5,383 additional COVID-19 cases across Vietnam on Monday, together with 27,683 discharged patients and 130 deaths.
The new cases, including 5,382 local and one imported infection, were logged in 37 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, adding a total of 2,690 patients were found in the community.
Ho Chi Minh City reported 2,490 of the latest cases, Binh Duong Province 1,210, Dong Nai Province 701, An Giang Province 222, Soc Trang Province 118, Long An Province Long An, Khanh Hoa Province 53, Can Tho 27, Hanoi eight, and Da Nang one.
Vietnam had recorded 5,367 locally-infected patients on Sunday.
The country has confirmed 809,375 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth – and worst – virus wave emerged on April 27.
Ho Chi Minh City is hit the hardest with 400,003 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 216,853, Dong Nai Province with 51,364, Long An Province with 32,784, Tien Giang Province with 14,172, Dong Thap Province with 8,329, Khanh Hoa Province with 7,960, Da Nang with 4,921, Hanoi with 4,247, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,190.
By comparison, Vietnam detected a combined 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 27,683 recoveries on Monday, elevating the total to 721,480.
The toll has surged to 19,845 deaths after the ministry documented 130 fatalities on the same day, including 93 in Ho Chi Minh City and 20 in Binh Duong Province.
Vietnam has registered 813,961 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck it early last year.
Health workers have administered roughly 45.5 million vaccine doses, including 859,182 shots on Sunday, since vaccination was rolled out on March 8.
Over 10.8 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.