Of the overall number of infections in the country, there have been 691 community associated cases and 355 imported ones which were immediately placed into quarantine upon arrival.
The number of infections related to central Da Nang city, the country’s biggest COVID-19 outbreak hotspot, has increased to 551 since July 25.
One day earlier, 11 coronavirus patients were given the all-clear of the virus, boosting the national tally of recoveries to 746.
In addition, 34 COVID-19 patients died of the disease, with most of the deceased being the elderly with underlying health conditions and chronic diseases such as kidney failure, diabetes and multi-organ failure.
Among the active patients, 27 tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 53 twice and 37 thrice.
According to the Treatment Subcommittee under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, there are over 63,650 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine across the nation.
|The central Da Nang city's total capacity of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests is between 3,000 and 4,000 samples per day
Notably, the Da Nang City People's Committee has asked the municipal health sector to sample more than 71,400 local households for SARS-CoV-2 testing over the course of September 4-8.
Indeed, more than 276,000 out of 51,000 households in the city have at least 1 member whose sample has been taken for testing the virus, and the remaining nearly 225,000 households have yet to undergo tests.
Currently, Da Nang's total capacity of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests stands at between 3,000 and 4,000 samples per day.
The extensive testing aims to early detect locally acquired infections, especially infected cases with no clinical symptoms in order to swiftly take timely countermeasures against the spread of the virus to the wider community.