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Vietnam reports 1,047 new COVID-19 cases

HANOI, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,047 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, up 37 from Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health.

All the new infections were domestically transmitted in 40 provinces and cities.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi was the pandemic hotspot with 245 new cases recorded on Wednesday, followed by the northern Yen Bai province with 67 cases and the northern Vinh Phuc province with 61 cases.

The infections brought the total tally to 10,720,426 with 43,079 deaths. Nationwide, as many as 9,471,840 COVID-19 patients, or over 88 percent of the infections, have so far recovered.

Nearly 221.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including roughly 199.5 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.

Vietnam has by far gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication, and infectivity. As of Wednesday, it has registered more than 10.7 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave of infections in April 2021, said the ministry.