Vietnam’s health ministry recorded 3,619 coronavirus cases throughout the country on Monday, along with 2,549 recoveries and 115 fatalities.
The latest cases, including two imported and 3,617 local infections, were reported in 44 provinces and cities, the Ministry of Health said, adding that 1,726 patients were detected in the community.
Ho Chi Minh City logged 1,527 of the new cases, Dong Nai Province 499, Binh Duong Province 446, An Giang Province 142, Dak Lak 119, Kien Giang Province 91, Can Tho City 47, Khanh Hoa Province 26, and Hanoi one.
Vietnam had found 3,513 locally-transmitted infections on Sunday.
The country has confirmed 838,653 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27.
Ho Chi Minh City leads the table with 411,655 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 222,528, Dong Nai Province with 55,488, Long An Province with 33,306, Tien Giang Province with 14,608, Dong Thap Province with 8,714, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,259, Da Nang with 4,927, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,328, and Hanoi with 4,270.
Vietnam documented only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 2,549 recoveries on Monday, elevating the total to 784,748.
The toll has increased to 20,670 deaths after the ministry recorded 115 fatalities on the same day, including 75 in Ho Chi Minh City and 18 in Binh Duong Province.
Vietnam has registered 843,281 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.
Health workers have administered above 54.2 million vaccine doses, including 879,949 shots on Sunday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.
Nearly 15.6 million people have been fully inoculated.
Health authorities target to inoculate at least two-thirds of a population of nearly 98 million people against COVID-19 by the first quarter of next year.