Vietnam’s Ministry of Health documented 10,223 new coronavirus patients throughout the country on Thursday, along with 6,723 recoveries and 139 deaths.
The latest infections, including 14 imported and 10,209 local cases, were recorded in 60 provinces and cities, the ministry said, clarifying that 5,454 patients caught the virus in the community.
Ho Chi Minh City logged 1,609 of the domestic transmissions, Binh Duong Province 686, Tay Ninh Province 632, Tien Giang Province 622, Dong Nai Province 563, Dong Thap Province 515, An Giang Province 510, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 423, Binh Thuan Province 333, Hanoi 202, Khanh Hoa Province 135, Can Tho City 130, Quang Nam Province 73, Da Nang City 26, and Hai Phong City five.
Vietnam had confirmed 9,839 locally-acquired infections on Wednesday.
The country has detected 1,060,394 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave flared up on April 27. A total of 878,776 of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City has been most affected with 452,722 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 246,007, Dong Nai Province with 80,489, Long An Province with 36,934, Tien Giang Province with 23,099, An Giang Province with 19,637, Tay Ninh Province with 18,054, Kien Giang Province with 15,681, Dong Thap Province with 15,147, Khanh Hoa Province with 10,813, Can Tho City with 9,830, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 7,981, Hanoi with 7,049, and Da Nang with 5,328.
Vietnam recorded merely 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 6,723 recovered patients on Thursday, taking the total to 881,593.
The toll has increased to 23,476 fatalities after the ministry registered 139 deaths on the same day, including 42 in Ho Chi Minh City, 22 in An Giang Province, 16 in Kien Giang Province, 14 in Binh Duong Province, and the remainder in 14 other provinces and cities.
Vietnam has found 1,065,469 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.
Health workers have administered above 103.5 million vaccine doses, including 1,464,452 jabs on Wednesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.
More than 37.8 million people have been fully vaccinated.
Health authorities in the country of nearly 98 million people target to fully vaccinate 80 percent of the adults and 100 percent of those aged 12 to under 18 by the end of this year, according to a draft government plan for COVID-19 response in 2021-23.
From 2022 onward, 100 percent of people aged 12 and above will either be fully immunized against the coronavirus or even get booster shots.
Children from three to under 12 years old will be fully inoculated in accordance with World Health Organization guidelines.