The daily number of COVID-19 in Vietnam rose to a new high of 125,587 cases on Friday, up 6,797 cases from the previous record on Thursday, the health ministry reported.
The new infections, registered in 63 sites across the country, include 125,568 domestically transmitted and 19 imported cases.
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The capital Hanoi remained the epidemic hotspot with 21,395 cases on Friday, also the new daily record, followed by central Nghe An province with 6,657 cases and northern Bac Ninh province with 6,011 cases.
On the same day, health authorities also documented 48,044 COVID-19 cases previously detected in the northern provinces of Bac Ninh and Quang Ninh.
The new infections brought the total to 4,059,262 with 40,644 deaths. Nationally, no fewer than 2,589,436 COVID-19 patients, or 64 percent of infections, have recovered so far.
More than 196.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including 179.5 million injections to people aged 18 and older, the ministry said.
Vietnam has gone through four waves of coronavirus by far of increasing scale, complication and contagiousness.
According to the Ministry of Health, the country has recorded more than 4 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since Friday since the start of the current wave in April 2021.