The Ministry of Health logged 11,594 new COVID-19 infections in Vietnam on Friday, along with 8,509 recoveries and 84 virus-linked fatalities.
The newest cases, including eight imported and 11,586 domestic transmissions, were registered in 59 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, noting that 7,062 contracted the coronavirus in the community.
Hanoi recorded 2,756 of the latest local cases, Da Nang 1,544, Nam Dinh Province 620, Quang Nam Province, Phu Tho Province 428, Hai Phong City 281, Nghe An Province 269, Hoa Binh Province 258, Lam Dong Province 230, Lao Cai Province 132, Quang Ninh Province 116, Thua Thien-Hue Province 115, Ha Nam Province 112, Ho Chi Minh City 66, Tuyen Quang Province 63, Khanh Hoa Province 34, Binh Thuan Province 26, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 10, and Can Tho City four.
Vietnam had detected 8,575 locally-transmitted infections on Thursday.
The country has documented 2,308,602 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27, 2021. Nearly 2.1 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City is still the biggest epicenter with 514,390 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 292,733, Hanoi with 142,635, Dong Nai Province with 99,926, Tay Ninh Province with 88,460, Ca Mau Province 56,259, Dong Thap Province with 47,430, Binh Phuoc Province 46,644, Can Tho City with 44,394, Vinh Long Province 44,158, Long An Province with 41,709, Da Nang with 35,606, An Giang Province with 35,563, Tien Giang Province with 35,339, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 30,963, and Binh Thuan Province with 29,421.
Vietnam reported only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 8,509 recoveries on Friday, lifting the national count to 2,102,456.
The toll has increased to 38,147, with 84 virus-related deaths confirmed today.
Vietnam has recorded 2,315,689 patients in total, including 192 imported and community-based Omicron infections, since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.
The Omicron cases consist of 92 in Ho Chi Minh City, 27 in Quang Nam Province, 20 in Quang Ninh Province, 14 in Hanoi, 11 in Khanh Hoa Province, eight in Da Nang, six in Hung Yen Province, four in Kien Giang Province, two in Thanh Hoa Province, two in Hai Duong Province, one in Hai Phong City, one in Long An Province, one in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, one in Binh Duong Province, one in Lam Dong Province, and one in Ninh Binh Province.
Healthcare workers have given over 181.6 million vaccine doses, including 6,320 shots on Thursday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.
More than 79 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while above 74.1 million have been jabbed twice.
The number of third doses – including additional primary shots for immunocompromised people, boosters, and third jabs of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine has reached 28,396,696.