Vietnam records 4,246 new COVID-19 cases hinh anh 1Conducting samples for COVID-19 testing in Hanoi (Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Health reported 4,246 new infections of COVID-19, including 21 imported cases, from 6am to 6:30 pm on August 1, bringing the national count to 154,306.

Ho Chi Minh City, the country's biggest epidemic hotspot, logged 2,025 new cases, followed by Binh Duong (764), Khanh Hoa (298), Long An (251), Dong Nai (163), Ba Ria-Vung Tau (138), Tay Ninh (102), Can Tho (100), Dong Thap (70), Soc Trang (53), Ben Tre (50), Binh Thuan (32), Phu Yen (27), Binh Phuoc (20), Binh Dinh (16), Dak Lak (15), Thua Thien-Hue (14), Hanoi (14), Quang Nam (11), Tra Vinh (nine), Gia Lai (six), Kon Tum (six), Quang Ngai (five), Hai Duong (five), Lam Dong (four), Ha Giang (four), Quang Binh (four), Hau Giang (four), Ninh Thuan (three), Ha Tinh (three), Nghe An (three), Dak Nong (two), Thanh Hoa (two), Thai Nguyen (one), and Bac Lieu (one).

On the day, 4,423 patients were given the all-clear, raising the total number of recoveries to 43,157.

A total of 6,203,866 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far, with 620,611 people getting full two shots./.