HANOI, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 16,040 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, including 16,026 locally transmitted and 14 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.
The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the most affected region with the highest number of infections on Friday with 3,029 cases, followed by central Da Nang city with 765 cases and central Binh Dinh province with 711 cases.
The infections brought the country's total tally to 1,991,484 with 35,341 deaths. Nationwide, as many as 1,666,220 COVID-19 patients have so far recovered.
Some 165.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 71.9 million second shots and 15 million third 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 Friday, the country has registered nearly 1.99 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April last year, the ministry said.