Of the total newly detected cases, eight were found in Hai Duong province, the epicentre of the nation’s most recent COVID-19 outbreak and five were imported into Ha Tien international border gate.
Each of the infected individuals in Hai Duong are F1 contacts who came into close contact with previously-confirmed COVID-19 patients.
Following the detection of the eight additional cases, the number of locally-transmitted cases in Hai Duong reached a total of 673 since the initial detection of the virus in the country last month.
Of the total figure, 1,550 were locally-infected cases, including 857 since the virus recurred on January 27.
The same day, an additional 16 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospital, taking the total recoveries to 1,892.
Among the patients currently undergoing treatment, a total of 210 cases have since tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus at least once, with the majority going on to record negative results either two or three times.
Moreover, as many as 63,690 people have been put into quarantine facilities across the nation after coming into close contact with confirmed patients or after returning from pandemic-hit regions.
At present, the country has documented 1,550 community cases of COVID-19, in addition to 911 imported ones.