HANOI, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,292 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, up by 130 from Wednesday, according to its Ministry of Health.

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 10,764,986. The country reported no new deaths from the pandemic on Thursday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,091.

As of Thursday, there were a total of 44 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 9,837,645 COVID-19 patients, or over 91 percent of the total infections, have so far recovered.

More than 241 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including nearly 210.5 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.

Vietnam has already recorded COVID-19 infections with Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants and is accelerating the inoculation of its people with a fourth vaccine dose.