The Ministry of Health confirmed 16,035 coronavirus patients across Vietnam on Tuesday, together with 6,866 hospital discharges and 256 fatalities.
The latest infections, including 16 imported and 16,019 domestic transmissions, were recorded in all 63 provinces and cities, the ministry said, adding that 10,691 were infected in the community.
Hanoi registered 2,884 of the newest local cases, Khanh Hoa Province 782, Ca Mau Province 762, Binh Dinh Province 671, Binh Phuoc Province 667, Ho Chi Minh City 558, Da Nang 543, Hai Phong City 514, Hung Yen Province 347, Thanh Hoa Province 319, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 294, Quang Ninh Province 240, Lam Dong Province 235, Thua Thien-Hue Province 222, Can Tho City 169, Binh Thuan Province 156, Quang Nam Province 154, Dong Nai Province 81, and Binh Duong Province 25.
Vietnam had reported 14,783 domestically-acquired infections on Monday.
The Southeast Asian nation has found 1,924,372 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27, 2021. Over 1.59 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest hotbed with 508,805 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 291,526, Dong Nai Province with 98,872, Tay Ninh Province with 83,146, Hanoi with 73,692, Dong Thap Province with 45,870, Can Tho City with 43,091, Khanh Hoa Province with 41,690, Long An Province with 40,834, Tien Giang Province with 34,725, An Giang Province with 34,516, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 28,012, Binh Thuan Province with 27,447, and Da Nang with 14,747.
Vietnam detected only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 6,866 recovered patients on Tuesday, lifting the tally to 1,596,956.
The toll has sprung to 34,787 deaths after the ministry registered 256 mortalities on the same day, including 30 in Long An Province, 24 in Dong Nai Province, 21 in Kien Giang Province, 19 in Ho Chi Minh City, 15 in Dong Thap Province, 15 in Vinh Long Province, and the remainder in 20 other provinces and cities.
Vietnam has logged 1,930,428 patients, including 31 imported Omicron infections, since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.
Health workers have given more than 162 million vaccine doses, including 1,063,758 shots on Monday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.
Over 78.3 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while above 71.3 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 approached 12.6 million.
Many provinces and cities are immunizing children aged 12-17 against COVID-19, using Pfizer-BioNTech shots.