5,382 new domestic cases of COVID-19 recorded on Monday

(VOVWORLD) - The Health Ministry confirmed 5,382 new local infections of COVID-19 in 37 localities Monday, raising the national tally to 813, 961.

Three localities recording the highest number of new cases were Ho Chi Minh City (2,490), Binh Duong (1,210), and Dong Nai (701).

The Health Ministry also reported 27,683 recoveries the same day, bringing the total count of recovered patients to 721,480.

Vietnam's COVID-19 death toll rose to 19,845 with more 130 deaths confirmed Monday.

12 privinces and cities have been free from COVID-19 for 14 consecutive days including Hai Phong, Thai Binh, and Lang Son.  

Nationwide, over 34.6 million people have been given at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.