Vietnam logs 14,638 new COVID-19 cases on December 12 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - COVID-19 infections in the capital city of Hanoi reached a record high of 980 on December 12, as part of 14,638 new cases across the country. 

This is the highest number of daily cases in the capital since the first COVID-19 patient was discovered in March 2020. 

The number of COVID-19 related fatalities reported on the day was 228, including 78 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Total cases since the start of the pandemic now stand at 1,413,051, of which 1,407,655 are a result of the fourth wave of infections that have swept the country since late April.

The December 12 figure include 17 imported cases; 14,621 infections were local injections. A total of 9,377 new transmissions were detected in the community.

HCM City recorded the highest number of infections with 1,216, followed by Hanoi, and Tay Ninh at 920.

Vietnam’s COVID-19 death toll is now 27,839, or 2 percent of total cases.

There are 7,596 COVID-19 patients nationwide who are in a serious condition, with 942 requiring invasive ventilation and 18 on life support.

A further 1,295 patients were given the all-clear on the day, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,054,720. 

Over 57.4 million people in Vietnam have now been fully inoculated; nearly 75 million people have received at least one vaccine dose./.