.Nearly 5,000 patients recovered on the day, bringing the number of recoveries so far to more than 9.8 million.
No death from COVID-19 was recorded in the past 24 hours. The total fatalities stood at 43,091.
On Wednesday, 553,320 doses of vaccines were administered, raising the total number of doses of COVID-19 vaccines injected to 241,023,060 .
At an online conference on disease prevention and vaccination work held by the Health Ministry on Thursday, Deputy Director of the HCM City Pasteur Institute Nguyen Vu Thuong reported that sub-variants BA.4, BA.5 are accounting for an increasing ratio of COVID-19 cases. He warned that preventive measures should be intensified, including accelerating the vaccination of booster shots and wearing masks otherwise the cases would increase.