Vietnam reported 15,954 more COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, in addition to 20,540 hospital discharges and 155 virus-linked mortalities.
The newest cases, including 69 imported and 15,885 domestic transmissions, were confirmed in 61 provinces and cities, the Ministry of Health said, elaborating that 10,571 contracted the coronavirus in the community.
Hanoi recorded 2,884 of the latest local cases, Da Nang 991, Hai Phong City 702, Thanh Hoa Province 587, Quang Nam Province 572, Vinh Phuc Province 465, Hoa Binh Province 425, Hai Duong Province 370, Quang Ninh Province 297, Thua Thien-Hue Province 255, Lam Dong Province 229, Khanh Hoa Province 145, Ha Tinh Province 131, Ho Chi Minh City 121, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 115, Yen Bai Province 100, Binh Thuan Province 87, Can Tho City 44, and Ninh Thuan Province 29.
Vietnam had documented 15,699 locally-transmitted infections on Tuesday.
The country has detected 2,180,679 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27, 2021. Over 1.92 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City stays on top of the case count with 513,091 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 292,440, Hanoi with 117,470, Dong Nai Province with 99,756, Tay Ninh Province with 87,571, Ca Mau Province 55,337, Dong Thap Province with 47,175, Can Tho City with 44,250, Long An Province with 41,475, An Giang Province with 35,409, Tien Giang Province with 35,272, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 30,581, Binh Thuan Province with 29,049, and Da Nang with 28,124.
Vietnam registered only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry announced 20,540 recovered patients on Wednesday, lifting the national count to 1,924,609.
The toll has increased to 37,165 deaths after the ministry logged 155 fatalities on the same day, including 19 in Hanoi, 11 in Dong Nai Province, nine in Vinh Long Province, eight in Ho Chi Minh City, seven in Khanh Hoa Province, seven in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province and the remainder in 25 other provinces and cities.
Vietnam has reported 2,187,481 patients in total, including 166 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, 14 in Hanoi, 11 in Khanh Hoa Province, eight in Da Nang, four in Kien Giang Province, two in Thanh Hoa Province, two in Quang Ninh Province, one in Hai Duong Province, one in Hai Phong City, one in Long An Province, and one in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, one in Binh Duong Province, and one in Lam Dong Province.
Health workers have given more than 178.8 million vaccine doses, including 1,442,562 shots on Tuesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.
Upwards of 78.9 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while over 73.9 million have been injected twice.
The number of third doses – including additional primary shots for immunocompromised people, boosters, and third jabs of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine has topped 25.9 million.