The Ministry of Health logged 13,840 new coronavirus cases in Vietnam on Tuesday, along with 1,249 recoveries and 217 fatalities.
The latest infections, including five imported and 13,835 domestic transmissions, were documented in 59 provinces and cities, the ministry said, adding that 7,306 patients got infected in the community.
Ho Chi Minh City reported 965 of the latest infections, Can Tho City 898, Tay Ninh Province 869, Hanoi 737, Binh Duong Province 645, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 491, Khanh Hoa Province 486, Thua Thien-Hue Province 306, Dong Nai Province 272, Bac Ninh Province 190, Binh Thuan Province 170, Hai Phong City 156, Da Nang 141, Lam Dong Province 100, Quang Nam Province 53, and Quang Ninh Province 37.
Vietnam had confirmed 14,591 locally-acquired infections on Monday.
The country has detected 1,332,216 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,008,839 of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City leads the case count with 480,448 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 285,134, Dong Nai Province with 90,094, Long An Province with 38,810, Tay Ninh Province with 34,211, Dong Thap Province with 26,554, Tien Giang Province with 26,414, An Giang Province with 25,299, Can Tho City with 24,899, Binh Thuan Province with 20,411, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 19,420, Khanh Hoa Province with 16,468, Hanoi with 14,416, and Da Nang with 6,770.
Vietnam recorded only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry registered 1,249 recovered patients on Tuesday, elevating the total to 1,011,656.
The toll has climbed to 26,700 mortalities after the ministry logged 217 deaths on the same day, including 57 in Ho Chi Minh City, 37 in Binh Duong Province, 19 in An Giang Province, 18 in Dong Nai Province, 14 in Tay Ninh Province, and the remaining in 15 other provinces and cities.
Vietnam has found 1,337,523 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck it early last year.
Health workers have administered more than 128.6 million vaccine doses, including 910,139 shots on Monday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.
Over 73.6 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while upwards of 55 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.