The Ministry of Health confirmed 23,012 new COVID-19 infections in Vietnam on Thursday, alongside 85,633 recoveries and 23 virus-related fatalities.
The newest cases, all local transmissions, were registered in 62 provinces and cities, the health ministry said in a daily report, noting that 18,570 caught were infected in the community.
Hanoi logged 1,677 of the latest domestic cases, Phu Tho Province 1,279, Nghe An Province 976, Quang Ninh Province 897, Ho Chi Minh City 877, Bac Giang Province 682, Bac Ninh Province 629, Quang Ninh Province 626, Lam Dong Province 489, Da Nang 316, Quang Nam 232, Binh Duong Province 194, Hai Phong City 151, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 143, Khanh Hoa Province 92, and Can Tho City 18.
The Ministry of Health recorded 24,623 infections on Wednesday.
Vietnam has found 10,312,852 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave broke out on April 27, 2021. Over 8.8 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Hanoi is the largest epicenter with 1,529,821 patients, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 604,853, Nghe An Province 419,652, Binh Duong Province with 382,306, Hai Duong Province 355,789, Bac Ninh Province 335,899, Ca Mau Province 149,083, Tay Ninh Province with 135,740, Hai Phong City 118,918, Binh Phuoc Province 116,267, Dong Nai Province with 106,545, Da Nang with 99,808, and Can Tho City with 49,344.
Vietnam documented only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry reported 85,633 recovered patients on Thursday, bringing the national count to 8,856,627.
The toll has gone up to 42,901, with 23 pathogen-linked mortalities added today.
Vietnam has announced 10,320,599 cases in total since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.
Health workers have given almost 209 million vaccine doses, including 156,509 shots on Wednesday, since inoculation was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.
More than 191.7 million doses have been administered to the adult demographic of the country’s 98 million people, including 71,404,860 first shots, 68,514,073 second doses, 15,047,831 additional primary jabs, and 35,265,918 boosters.
A combined 17,228,930 shots have been injected into children aged 12-17, including 8,824,500 first doses and 8,404,430 second jabs.