HANOI, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 11,692 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, including 11,687 locally transmitted and five imported, according to the country's Ministry of Health.
The new infections brought the country's total tally to 707,436, with 17,545 deaths, the ministry said.
Most of the community cases were detected in southern localities, including 6,521 in the epicenter Ho Chi Minh City, 3,609 in the nearby Binh Duong province, and 590 in Dong Nai province.
As many as 475,343 COVID-19 patients have so far recovered, up 11,017 from Monday, while over 35 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, according to the ministry.
As of Tuesday, Vietnam has registered a total of 702,972 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April, the ministry said. Enditem