The Ministry of Health confirmed 16,815 new COVID-19 patients in Vietnam on Monday, in addition to 9,665 recoveries and 100 virus-linked fatalities.
The newest cases, including six imported and 16,809 domestic transmissions, were reported in 61 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, clarifying that 11,147 contracted the pathogen in the community.
Hanoi documented 2,988 of the latest local cases, Nghe An Province 1,247, Da Nang 935, Hai Duong Province 845, Thanh Hoa Province 789, Vinh Phuc Province 725, Hai Phong City 633, Bac Ninh Province 510, Quang Nam Province 461, Ninh Binh Province 293, Lam Dong Province 233, Quang Binh Province 217, Thua Thien-Hue Province 199, Quang Ninh Province 196, Khanh Hoa Province 110, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 95, Ho Chi Minh City 76, Binh Thuan Province 62, Kon Tum Province 45, and Binh Duong Province 14.
Vietnam had logged 14,105 locally-transmitted infections on Sunday.
The country has registered 2,351,676 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave broke out on April 27, 2021. Almost 2.12 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City leads the case count with 514,533 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 292,761, Hanoi with 151,198, Dong Nai Province with 99,960, Tay Ninh Province with 88,539, Ca Mau Province 56,577, Dong Thap Province with 47,486, Binh Phuoc Province 47,232, Can Tho City with 44,423, Vinh Long Province 44,255, Long An Province with 41,729, Da Nang with 38,251, An Giang Province with 35,599, Tien Giang Province with 35,361, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 31,175, and Binh Thuan Province with 29,525.
Vietnam recorded only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 9,665 hospital discharges on Monday, raising the national count to 2,122,380.
The toll has increased to 38,424, with 100 virus-linked deaths confirmed today.
Vietnam has logged 2,358,786 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 administered upwards of 182.4 million vaccine doses, including 203,969 shots on Sunday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.
More than 79.1 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while nearly 74.3 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 surpassed 29 million.