HANOI, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,179 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, down by 140 from Sunday, according to its Ministry of Health.
All the new infections were domestically transmitted in 43 provinces and cities.
The Vietnamese capital Hanoi was the pandemic hotspot with 332 new cases recorded on Monday, followed by the northern Vinh Phuc province with 75 and the central Quang Tri province with 72.
The infections brought the total tally to 10,710,066 with 43,076 deaths. Nationwide, 9,405,908 COVID-19 patients, or nearly 88 percent of the infections, have recovered.
More than 219.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including more than 198.2 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.
Vietnam has gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication, and infectivity. As of Monday, 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 health ministry. ■