The Ministry of Health logged 14,314 more coronavirus infections throughout Vietnam on Sunday, together with 1,711 recoveries and 199 deaths.
The latest cases, including two imported and 14,312 domestic transmissions, were reported in 61 provinces and cities, the ministry said, adding that 8,142 patients caught the virus in the community.
Ho Chi Minh City recorded 1,491 of the latest infections, Can Tho City 1,132, Tay Ninh Province 792, Soc Trang Province 775, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 710, Binh Thuan Province 648, Khanh Hoa Province 465, Hanoi 400, Dong Nai Province 355, Binh Duong Province 355, Thua Thien-Hue Province 305, Hai Phong City 91, Lam Dong Province 84, Da Nang 78, Quang Nam Province 63, and Quang Ninh Province 62.
Vietnam had registered 13,993 locally-acquired infections on Saturday.
The country has detected 1,303,823 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,006,460 of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City tops the caseload with 478,309 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 284,263, Dong Nai Province with 89,514, Long An Province with 38,624, Tay Ninh Province with 32,483, Tien Giang Province with 25,789, Dong Thap Province with 25,162, An Giang Province with 24,629, Can Tho City with 22,812, Binh Thuan Province with 19,756, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 18,360, Khanh Hoa Province with 15,521, Hanoi with 13,092, and Da Nang with 6,504.
Vietnam registered only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry confirmed 1,711 recovered patients on Sunday, raising the total to 1,009,277.
The toll has increased to 26,260 mortalities after the ministry logged 199 deaths on the same day, including 69 in Ho Chi Minh City, 20 in Tay Ninh Province, 19 in An Giang Province, 17 in Kien Giang Province, 12 in Dong Nai Province, and the remaining in 17 other provinces and cities.
Vietnam has documented 1,309,092 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck it early last year.
Health workers have administered over 127 million vaccine doses, including 502,169 shots on Saturday, since inoculation was rolled out nationwide on March 8.
More than 73 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while upwards of 54 million are now fully immunized.
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.