HANOI, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 16,715 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including 16,637 locally transmitted and 78 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.
The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the place with the highest number of 2,884 infections on Thursday, followed by central Da Nang city with 983 cases and northern Hai Phong city with 722 cases.
The infections brought the country's total tally to 2,094,802 with 36,266 deaths. Nationwide, as many as 1,794,924 COVID-19 patients have so far recovered.
Some 172.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 73.3 million second shots and 20.6 million third shots, have been administered, according to the ministry.
Vietnam has by far gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication and infectivity.
As of Thursday, the country has registered nearly 2.1 million locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April last year, the ministry said.