Vietnam reports 14,599 new COVID-19 cases on December 8 hinh anh 1A health worker collects swab samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam recorded 14,599 infections of COVID-19, including four imported cases, in 59 localities during 24 hours from 4pm December 7 to 4pm December 8, according to the Ministry of Health. 

Ho Chi Minh City continued to record the highest number of infections with 1,475, followed by Tay Ninh with 874 and Soc Trang with 781.

The national caseload reached 1,352,122.

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 7,506 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 778 requiring invasive ventilation and 16 on life support (ECMO).

On the day, the country saw 230 deaths from the disease. The death toll now hits 26,930.

A further 24,737 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,036,393.

Over 55.5 million people in Vietnam have now been fully inoculated, while more than 73.8 million people have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine./.