The Ministry of Health reported 25,842 COVID-19 cases across Vietnam on Thursday, together with 28,369 recoveries and 170 fatalities.
The latest infections, including 55 imported and 25,787 domestic transmissions, were recorded in all 63 provinces and cities, the ministry said.
Vinh Long Province confirmed 9,889 of the newest local cases, Hanoi 2,716, Hai Phong City 923, Tay Ninh Province 853, Khanh Hoa Province 800, Binh Dinh Province 575, Ho Chi Minh City 442, Bac Ninh Province 347, Quang Ninh Province 327, Bac Lieu Province 301, Da Nang 299, Ha Giang Province 264, Thua Thien-Hue Province 247, Lam Dong Province 230, Quang Nam Province 179, Can Tho City 163, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 152, Dong Nai Province 132, Binh Thuan Province 124, Binh Duong Province 91, and Quang Binh Province 59.
Vietnam had logged 16,997 domestically-acquired infections on Wednesday.
The country has documented 1,837,650 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27, 2021. A combined 1,461,598 of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City stays atop the tally with 506,413 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 291,218, Dong Nai Province with 98,418, Tay Ninh Province with 80,552, Hanoi with 59,653, Dong Thap Province with 45,253, Can Tho City with 42,217, Long An Province with 40,651, Khanh Hoa Province with 37,735, Tien Giang Province with 34,395, An Giang Province with 33,784, Binh Thuan Province with 26,831, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 26,844, and Da Nang with 12,535.
Vietnam registered merely 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 28,369 recovered patients on Thursday, lifting the total to 1,464,415.
The toll has jumped to 33,644 fatalities after the ministry reported 170 deaths on the same day, including 21 in Ho Chi Minh City, 19 in An Giang, 13 in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, 13 in Tien Giang Province, 12 in Ben Tre Province, 12 in Dong Thap Province, and the remaining in 18 other provinces and cities.
Vietnam has detected 1,843,563 patients, including 30 imported Omicron infections, since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.
Health workers have administered over 156.9 million vaccine doses, including 1,692,955 shots on Wednesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.
Above 78.1 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while more than 70.2 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 gone up to 8,512,032.
Many provinces and cities are immunizing children aged 12-17 against COVID-19, using Pfizer-BioNTech shots.