The Ministry of Health confirmed 14,440 new COVID-19 cases across Vietnam on Tuesday, along with 4,668 recoveries and 214 virus-linked deaths.
The latest infections, including 19 imported and 14,421 domestic transmissions, were logged in 61 provinces and cities, the ministry said, adding that 9,305 patients caught the pathogen in the community.
Hanoi reported 1,920 of the newest local cases, Tay Ninh Province 923, Vinh Long Province 911, Khanh Hoa Province 790, Can Tho City 763, Ho Chi Minh City 671, Hai Phong City 597, Bac Ninh Province 434, Lam Dong Province 365, Thua Thien-Hue Province 362, Binh Thuan Province 286, Quang Ninh Province 182, Da Nang 135, Dong Nai Province 124, Binh Duong Province 109, Quang Nam Province 82, and Bac Giang Province 43.
Vietnam had documented 14,867 domestically-acquired infections on Monday.
The country has detected 1,675,321 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,261,465 of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City leads the caseload with 501,288 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 290,349, Dong Nai Province with 97,167, Tay Ninh Province with 72,460, Dong Thap Province with 42,426, Hanoi with 40,494, Long An Province with 40,185, Can Tho City with 40,150, Tien Giang Province with 33,056, An Giang Province with 31,731, Khanh Hoa Province with 30,625, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 25,936, Binh Thuan Province with 25,247, and Da Nang with 10,670.
Vietnam recorded a mere 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 4,668 recovered patients on Tuesday, lifting the total to 1,264,282.
The toll has spiked to 31,632 fatalities after the ministry registered 214 deaths on the same day, including 35 in Ho Chi Minh City, 15 in An Giang Province, 15 in Tay Ninh Province, 15 in Vinh Long Province, 14 in Dong Thap Province, 14 in Tien Giang Province and the remainder in 17 other provinces and cities.
Vietnam has confirmed 1,680,985 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country early last year.
Health workers have given more than 147.2 million vaccine doses, including 891,311 shots on Monday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.
Over 77.2 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while above 66.8 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 risen to 3,142,376.
Vietnam aims to fully inoculate 100 percent of its adult population this year. Many provinces and cities are immunizing children aged 12-17 against COVID-19, using Pfizer-BioNTech shots.