The Ministry of Health reported 7,930 new coronavirus cases in Vietnam on Wednesday, in addition to 1,254 recoveries and 79 deaths.
The latest cases, including 12 imported and 7,918 local transmissions, were confirmed in 59 provinces and cities, the ministry said, elaborating that 3,999 patients were infected in the community.
Ho Chi Minh City recorded 1,414 of the domestically-transmitted infections, Dong Nai Province 848, Binh Duong Province 627, An Giang Province 450, Tay Ninh Province 435, Binh Thuan Province 287, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 191, Can Tho City 139, Khanh Hoa Province 122, Hanoi 80, Da Nang 26, Quang Nam Province 19, and Hai Phong City one.
Vietnam had documented 8,129 locally-infected patients on Tuesday.
The Southeast Asian country has logged 987,758 community-based transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27, 841,237 of them having recovered from the respiratory disease.
Ho Chi Minh City has been hit the hardest with 442,630 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 240,974, Dong Nai Province with 74,913, Long An Province with 36,049, Tien Giang Province with 19,099, An Giang Province with 14,960, Tay Ninh Province with 13,686, Kien Giang Province with 13,071, Dong Thap Province with 11,792, Khanh Hoa Province with 9,557, Can Tho City with 8,812, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 5,862, Hanoi with 5,662, and Da Nang with 5,127.
Vietnam detected merely 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry confirmed 1,254 recovered patients on Wednesday, lifting the total to 844,054.
The toll has climbed to 22,765 deaths after the ministry registered 79 fatalities on the same day, including 43 in Ho Chi Minh City, nine in Binh Duong Province, and the remaining in 12 other provinces and cities.
Vietnam has found 992,735 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.
Health workers have given nearly 94 million vaccine doses, including 1,646,940 shots on Tuesday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.
More than 31 million people have been jabbed twice.
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.