HANOI, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 16,135 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 16,066 locally transmitted and 69 imported, according to the Ministry of Health.
The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the locality with the highest number of infections on Wednesday with 2,948 cases, followed by central Khanh Hoa province with 772 cases and central Binh Dinh province with 702 cases.
On the same day, the health authorities also documented 12,156 COVID-19 infections detected earlier in Khanh Hoa province.
The infections brought the country's total tally to 1,958,719 with 34,964 deaths. Nationwide, 1,635,899 COVID-19 patients have recovered.
Data showed that 163.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 71.5 million second shots and 13.6 million third shots, have been administered, according to the ministry.
Vietnam has gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication and infectivity. As of Wednesday, the country has registered over 1.95 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April last year, the ministry said.