The Ministry of Health confirmed 23,956 more COVID-19 patients throughout Vietnam on Wednesday, along with 69,825 recoveries and 93 coronavirus-related deaths.
The newest cases, including three imported and 23,953 domestic transmissions, were logged in 62 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, adding that 16,608 were infected in the community.
Hanoi reported 2,949 of the latest local cases, Nghe An Province 1,900, Hai Phong City 1,295, Bac Ninh Province 1,246, Hai Duong Province 1,120, Ha Tinh Province 1,019, Thanh Hoa Province 988, Da Nang 925, Vinh Phuc Province 853, Phu Tho Province 800, Ninh Binh Province 500, Quang Binh Province 423, Quang Nam Province 417, Lam Dong Province 357, Quang Ninh Province 283, Thua Thien-Hue Province 275, Khanh Hoa Province 232, Ho Chi Minh City 219, Dak Nong Province 187, Yen Bai Province 154, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 124, Binh Thuan Province 91, Binh Duong Province 32, and Can Tho City 19.
Vietnam had detected 21,901 locally-transmitted infections on Tuesday.
The country has recorded 2,397,530 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave broke out on April 27, 2021. Nearly 2.2 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City leads the case table with 514,868 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 292,812, Hanoi with 157,050, Dong Nai Province with 99,984, Tay Ninh Province with 88,637, Ca Mau Province 56,991, Binh Phuoc Province 47,725, Dong Thap Province with 47,541, Can Tho City with 44,470, Vinh Long Province 44,431, Long An Province with 41,758, Da Nang with 40,030, An Giang Province with 35,616, Tien Giang Province with 35,385, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 31,460, and Binh Thuan Province with 29,688.
Vietnam registered only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry declared 69,825 hospital discharges on Wednesday, bringing the national count to 2,196,602.
The toll has hit 38,614, with 93 virus-linked deaths added today.
Vietnam has documented 2,404,651 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 183.7 million vaccine doses, including 528,200 shots on Tuesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.
Above 79.1 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while more than 74.4 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 exceeded 30 million.