HANOI, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 3,649 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, up 458 from Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health.
All the new cases were locally transmitted, said the ministry.
The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 11,435,472. The country reported no new deaths from the pandemic on Friday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,126.
As of Friday, there were 138 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.
Nationwide, 10,278,977 COVID-19 patients, or nearly 90 percent of the total infections, have recovered.
More than 258.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including over 219.6 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.
Vietnam has already recorded COVID-19 infections with Omicron BA.4, BA.5, BA.2.12.1 and BA.2.74 sub-variants and is accelerating the inoculation of its people with a fourth vaccine dose.