Vietnam’s health ministry added 4,513 coronavirus cases across the country on Saturday, while documenting 1,319 recoveries and 105 fatalities.
The latest cases, including one imported and 4,512 local infections, were reported in 40 provinces and cities, the Ministry of Health said, noting 2,173 patients were detected in the community.
Ho Chi Minh City recorded 1,662 of the new cases, Binh Duong Province 820, Dong Nai Province 575, An Giang Province 308, Soc Trang 192, Binh Thuan Province 122, Kien Giang 113, Dak Lak Province 85, Dong Thap Province 81, Khanh Hoa Province 41, and Can Tho City 18.
Vietnam had detected 4,795 locally-transmitted infections on Friday.
The nation has found 831,523 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27.
Ho Chi Minh City tops the caseload with 409,061 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 221,300, Dong Nai Province with 54,327, Long An Province with 33,226, Tien Giang Province with 14,477, Dong Thap Province with 8,620, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,193, Da Nang with 4,925, Hanoi with 4,268, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,306.
Vietnam documented only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry logged 1,319 recoveries on Saturday, bringing the total to 760,801.
The toll has risen to 20,442 deaths after the ministry recorded 105 fatalities on the same day, including 74 in Ho Chi Minh City and 18 in Binh Duong Province.
Vietnam has registered 836,134 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.
Health workers have administered almost 52 million vaccine doses, including 1,055,502 shots on Friday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.
More than 14.2 million people have been fully inoculated.
Health authorities target to vaccinate at least two-thirds of a population of nearly 98 million people against COVID-19 by the first quarter of next year.