|Taking COVID-19 samples (Photo: VOV)
Of the total, 4,639 cases were locally acquired and three cases were returnees from overseas.
As many as 1,256 cases were documented in the community through random testing or test screening at healthcare facilities, while the rest were detected in quarantine or lockdown areas.
Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest coronavirus hotspot, led all cities and provinces in infection numbers, logging 2,318 cases. It was followed by Binh Duong 911, Dong Nai 425, Long An 354, Tien Giang 212, and Tay Ninh 79, all in the south.
Vietnam has logged 237,589 new cases in 62 out of all 63 cities and provinces following the resurgence of the virus in late April, and 241,543 cases since the start of the first outbreak in January 2020.
More than 85,000 patients have recovered from the disease and have been discharged from hospital.
More than 12 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, with close to 1.1 million people receiving the second shot.