Vietnam’s Ministry of Health recorded 3,639 more COVID-19 infections on Monday, in addition to 1,323 recovered patients and 65 fatalities.
The latest cases, including 19 imported and 3,620 local infections, were found in 53 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, adding that 1,573 patients were detected in the community.
Ho Chi Minh City logged 969 of the domestically-infected cases, Binh Duong Province 517, Dong Nai Province 458, An Giang Province 232, Tay Ninh Province 163, Bac Lieu Province 156, Tien Giang Province 111, Kien Giang Province 99, Binh Thuan Province 57, Khanh Hoa Province 44, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 27, Can Tho City 26, Hanoi 18, Quang Nam Province 12, and Da Nang one.
Vietnam had documented 4,028 locally-acquired infections on Sunday.
The country has registered 887,797 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27.
Ho Chi Minh City is heavily affected with 426,090 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 229,357, Dong Nai Province with 61,990, Long An Province with 34,228, Tien Giang Province with 15,737, Dong Thap Province with 9,459, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,798, Da Nang with 4,954, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,534, and Hanoi with 4,421.
Vietnam documented only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 1,323 recoveries on Monday, elevating the total to 807,301.
The toll has jumped to 21,738 deaths after the ministry confirmed 65 fatalities on the same day, including 40 in Ho Chi Minh City and 11 in Binh Duong Province.
Vietnam has found 892,579 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.
Health workers have given more than 74 million vaccine doses, including 1,120,951 shots on Sunday, since vaccination was rolled out on March 8.
Over 21.4 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.