HANOI, Sept. 10 (Xinhua)-- Vietnam recorded 2,498 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, down 1,151 from Friday, 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 11,437,970. The country reported no new deaths from the pandemic on Saturday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,126.

As of Saturday, there were 108 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.
Nationwide, 10,287,143 COVID-19 patients, or nearly 90 percent of the total infections, have recovered.

Approximately 258.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including nearly 219.8 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.