The Ministry of Health documented 13,972 more coronavirus infections in Vietnam on Tuesday, along with 14,624 recoveries and 197 mortalities.
The latest cases, including six imported and 13,966 domestic transmissions, were recorded in 62 provinces and cities, the ministry said, noting that 7,549 patients got infected in the community.
Ho Chi Minh City reported 1,497 of the latest infections, Can Tho City 981, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 860, Tay Ninh Province 727, Soc Trang Province 714, Binh Duong Province 626, Binh Thuan Province 592, Dong Nai Province 514, Hanoi 367, Khanh Hoa Province 350, Lam Dong Province 219, Hai Phong City 154, Thua Thien-Hue Province 119, Da Nang 75, Quang Nam Province 47, and Quang Ninh Province 33.
Vietnam had detected 13,758 locally-acquired infections on Monday.
The country has confirmed 1,232,852 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A total of 986,531 of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City has been the biggest hotbed with 470,458 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 282,231, Dong Nai Province with 87,246, Long An Province with 38,168, Tay Ninh Province with 28,628, Tien Giang Province with 24,888, An Giang Province with 23,160, Dong Thap Province with 22,024, Can Tho City with 17,726, Binh Thuan Province with 16,815, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 15,077, Khanh Hoa Province with 13,380, Hanoi with 10,480, and Da Nang with 6,022.
Vietnam logged only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 14,624 recovered patients on Tuesday, elevating the total to 989,348.
The toll has increased to 25,252 mortalities after the ministry recorded 197 deaths on the same day, including 76 in Ho Chi Minh City, 22 in Binh Duong Province, 18 in Can Tho City, 14 in An Giang Province, 13 in Kien Giang Province, and the remaining in 13 other provinces and cities.
Vietnam has documented 1,238,082 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck it early last year.
Health workers have given over 122 million vaccine doses, including 2,235,445 shots on Monday, since inoculation was rolled out nationwide on March 8.
More than 71 million of the country’s 98 million people have got at least one dose while nearly 51 million are now fully vaccinated.
Vietnam aims to fully inoculate 100 percent of its adult population this year. Many provinces and cities are immunizing children aged 12-17 against COVID-19, using Pfizer-BioNTech shots.