Vietnam reports 14,591 new COVID-19 cases on December 6 hinh anh 1Collecting sample for COVID-19 testing in Hanoi's Bach Mai street. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s COVID-19 caseload continues to rise with 14,591 new infections announced on December 6, along with 223 deaths. 

This is the highest number of new cases recorded in a day since September 3.

The national tally now stands at 1,323,683 transmissions, of which 1,318,381 came in the fourth wave of infections that has swept the country since late April.

Can Tho city recorded the highest number of infections with 1,189 cases, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 1,174 and Tay Ninh at 859.

This is the first time that HCM City did not top the daily case count since early November.

The capital city of Hanoi reported 587 new cases. 

Among the new infections, 33 were imported and the rest local transmissions. A total of 8,227 new transmissions were detected in the community.

Vietnam’s COVID-19 death toll is now 26,483, or 2 percent of total cases.

More than 7,000 coronavirus patients nationwide are in serious condition, with 741 requiring invasive ventilation and 20 on life support.

A further 1,130 patients were given the all-clear on December 6, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,010,407. 

Over 54.4 million people in Vietnam have now been fully inoculated, while nearly 73.4 million people have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines./.