The country has so far confirmed 1,603 local infections, including 910 detected since January 27 when the latest coronavirus resurgence recorded in Hai Duong.

A military officer receives COVID-19 vaccine shot.

The total recoveries are 2,422, the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control reported while the death toll remained at 35.

Among those still undergoing treatment, 17 have tested negative for the COVID-19 once, nine others twice, and 16 thrice.

There are 36,701 people having close contact with confirmed cases or entering Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present.

The Ministry of Health also announced that more 1,985 Vietnamese people were vaccinated against COVID-19, raising the number of those receiving the vaccine to 53,953, most of whom are health workers and frontliners.

Source: VNA