HANOI, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,705 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, up by 324 from Sunday, according to its Ministry of Health.
All the new cases were locally transmitted, said the ministry.
The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 11,349,223. The country reported no new deaths from the pandemic on Monday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,094.
As of Monday, there were 78 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.
Nationwide, 9,982,345 COVID-19 patients, or nearly 88 percent of the total infections, have so far recovered.
Nearly 248.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including approximately 215 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.
Vietnam has already recorded COVID-19 infections with the Omicron BA.4, BA.5 and BA.2.12.1 sub-variants and is accelerating the inoculation of its people with a fourth vaccine dose.