The Ministry of Health confirmed 15,218 more COVID-19 cases in Vietnam on Sunday, alongside 18,556 recoveries and 207 virus-related fatalities.
The latest infections, including 36 imported and 15,182 domestic transmissions, were recorded in 62 provinces and cities, the ministry said, adding that 9,635 patients got infected in the community.
Hanoi registered 1,910 of the newest local cases, Tay Ninh Province 928, Vinh Long Province 889, Binh Dinh Province 800, Khanh Hoa Province 763, Can Tho City 715, Ho Chi Minh City 544, Thua Thien-Hue Province 375, Bac Ninh Province 267, Hai Phong City 267, Lam Dong Province 253, Binh Duong Province 230, Dong Nai Province 206, Binh Thuan Province 164, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 155, Quang Nam Province 137, Quang Ninh Province 120, Da Nang 116, and Bac Giang Province 40.
Vietnam had documented 15,559 locally-acquired infections on Saturday.
The country has detected 1,646,033 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,245,423 of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City leads the caseload with 500,057 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 290,163, Dong Nai Province with 96,827, Tay Ninh Province with 70,594, Dong Thap Province with 41,115, Long An Province with 40,083, Can Tho City with 38,676, Hanoi with 36,626, Tien Giang Province with 32,734, An Giang Province with 31,327, Khanh Hoa Province with 29,044, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 25,774, Binh Thuan Province with 24,821, and Da Nang with 10,449.
Vietnam reported a paltry 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry logged 18,556 recovered patients on Sunday, raising the total to 1,248,240.
The toll has spiked to 31,214 fatalities after the ministry announced 207 deaths on the same day, including 36 in Ho Chi Minh City, 24 in An Giang Province, 16 in Tien Giang Province, 15 in Tay Ninh Province, 15 in Dong Nai Province, 13 in Vinh Long Province, and the remainder in 18 other provinces and cities.
Vietnam has recorded 1,651,673 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country early last year.
Health workers have administered upwards of 145.5 million vaccine doses, including 1,067,112 shots on Saturday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.
Over 77 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while more than 65.9 million have been injected twice.
The number of third doses – including additional primary shots for immunocompromised people, boosters, and third jabs of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine – has risen to 2,569,740.
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.