Vietnam reports 1,895 new COVID-19 cases

Medical staff administer doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine to youths between the age of 12 and 17 in Hanoi on November 23, 2021. (File photo: AFP)

HANOI, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,895 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, down by 331 from Friday, according to its ministry of health.

All the new infections were domestically transmitted cases detected in 46 provinces and cities.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi was the pandemic hotspot with 489 new cases recorded on Saturday, followed by the central Nghe An province with 115 and the northern Quang Ninh province with 95.

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 10,695,036 with 43,065 deaths. Nationwide, as many as 9,349,592 COVID-19 patients, or more than 87 percent of the total infections, have so far recovered.

More than 216.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the Southeast Asian country, including over 197 million shots on people aged 18 and above, according to the ministry.

Vietnam has by far gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication, and infectivity. As of Saturday, it has registered nearly 10.7 million locally transmitted cases since the start of the current wave of infections in April 2021, said the health ministry.