The Ministry of Health registered 14,508 additional coronavirus infections in Vietnam on Wednesday, together with 2,704 recoveries and 196 mortalities.
The latest cases, including two imported and 14,506 domestic transmissions, were detected in 60 provinces and cities, the ministry said, elaborated that 8,081 patients caught the virus in the community.
Ho Chi Minh City logged 1,675 of the latest infections, Can Tho City 989, Soc Trang Province 757, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 756, Tay Ninh Province 729, Binh Duong Province 642, Binh Thuan Province 584, Dong Nai Province 509, Hanoi 467, Khanh Hoa Province 365, Lam Dong Province 222, Hai Phong City 141, Thua Thien-Hue Province 141, Da Nang 99, Quang Nam Province 56, and Quang Ninh Province 23.
Vietnam had confirmed 13,966 locally-acquired infections on Tuesday.
The country has found 1,247,358 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 989,235 of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City has been struck badly with 472,133 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 282,873, Dong Nai Province with 87,755, Long An Province with 38,250, Tay Ninh Province with 29,357, Tien Giang Province with 25,030, An Giang Province with 23,404, Dong Thap Province with 22,634, Can Tho City with 18,715, Binh Thuan Province with 17,399, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 15,833, Khanh Hoa Province with 13,745, Hanoi with 10,947, and Da Nang with 6,121.
Vietnam logged only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry reported 2,704 recovered patients on Wednesday, taking the total to 992,052.
The toll has mounted to 25,448 mortalities after the ministry recorded 196 deaths on the same day, including 68 in Ho Chi Minh City, 20 in Dong Nai Province, 19 in Binh Duong Province, 17 in An Giang Province, and the remaining in 16 other provinces and cities.
Vietnam has documented 1,252,590 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck it early last year.
Health workers have given upwards of 123 million vaccine doses, including 1,348,139 shots on Tuesday, since inoculation was rolled out nationwide on March 8.
Nearly 72 million of the country’s 98 million people have got at least one dose while almost 52 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.