Patients are under treatment. (Photo for illustration: moh.gov.vn)

Both the two community infections had close contact with Patient 1347 in Ho Chi Minh City. One of them was a 1-year-old baby and the other was a 28-year-old woman.

The two other cases were Vietnamese citizens returning from Canada on November 16.

With the latest detected cases, the national count is now 1,351, including 693 locally-infected cases.

Also on December 1, 16 COVID-19 patients were given the all-clear, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,195. The number of fatalities remains at 35.

Among patients still under treatment, five have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, four twice and 10 thrice.

A total 16,756 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or returned from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined nationwide.

Source: VNA