Among the new domestic cases, 50 were found in Ho Chi Minh City, 21 in Long An, 18 in Bac Giang, 12  Binh Duong, three in Hung Yen, two each in Phu Yen and Bac Ninh, and one in Quang Ninh.

A medical worker is giving COVID-19 vaccination to a woman

The country has so far documented 12,694 locally-infected infections and 1,741 imported ones.

Fourteen provinces have passed through 14 days without any new cases.

Among the active patients, 388 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 126 twice and 137 thrice.

The country also reported two more fatalities because of COVID-19 complications, and this took the death toll of the pandemic in Vietnam to 74.

The latest are a 44-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman. They were both being treated for a number of underlying health conditions.

Source: VNA