Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed 7,988 additional coronavirus cases on Monday, together with 1,073 recoveries and 67 fatalities.
The latest cases, including 34 imported and 7,954 local transmissions, were reported in 55 provinces and cities, the ministry said, pointing out that 2,237 patients were infected in the community.
Ho Chi Minh City recorded 1,316 of the domestically-transmitted infections, Dong Nai Province 969, Binh Duong Province 823, An Giang Province 531, Tien Giang Province 392, Kien Giang Province 363, Tay Ninh Province 354, Dong Thap Province 351, Binh Thuan Province 267, Can Tho City 178, Ba Ria-Vung Tau 149, Hanoi 111, Khanh Hoa Province 80, Da Nang 21, Hai Phong City 16, and Quang Nam Province 14.
Vietnam had detected 7,631 locally-infected patients on Sunday.
The country has registered 971,711 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27, 838,658 of them having recovered from the respiratory disease.
Ho Chi Minh City has been hardest-hit with 439,940 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 239,728, Dong Nai Province with 73,142, Long An Province with 35,824, Tien Giang Province with 18,496, An Giang Province with 13,953, Tay Ninh Province with 13,010, Kien Giang Province with 12,453, Dong Thap Province with 11,139, Khanh Hoa Province with 9,336, Can Tho City with 8,510, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 5,517, Hanoi with 5,314, and Da Nang with 5,069.
Vietnam detected only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry confirmed 1,073 recovered patients on Monday, lifting the total to 841,475.
The toll has risen to 22,598 deaths after the ministry logged 67 fatalities on the same day, including 35 in Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai Province 11, and Binh Duong Province eight.
Vietnam has found 976,672 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.
Health workers have administered nearly 90.7 million vaccine doses, including 987,621 shots on Sunday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.
More than 29.3 million people have got two doses.
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.