HANOI, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 740 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, down by 148 from Wednesday, according to its Ministry of Health.
All the new infections were domestically transmitted in 37 provinces and cities.
The Vietnamese capital Hanoi was the pandemic hotspot with 154 new cases recorded on Thursday, followed by the northern Bac Ninh province with 54 and the central Nghe An province with 51.
The infections brought the total tally to 10,740,595 with 43,084 deaths. Nationwide, 9,627,924 COVID-19 patients, or nearly 90 percent of the infections, have so far recovered.
Nearly 227.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including over 203.5 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry. ■