HANOI, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 14,599 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 14,595 locally transmitted and four imported, according to its Ministry of Health.
Most of the community cases were reported in southern localities, including 1,475 in Ho Chi Minh City, 874 in Tay Ninh province, and 781 in Soc Trang province.
The infections brought the country's total tally to 1,352,122 with 26,930 deaths, said the ministry. Nationwide, as many as 1,036,393 COVID-19 patients have so far recovered, up 24,737 from Tuesday.
Over 129 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including some 55.5 million second shots, have been administered, according to the ministry.
Vietnam has by far gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication, and infectivity. As of Wednesday, the country has registered nearly 1.35 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April, the ministry said.