Ho Chi Minh City, which is the country's largest pandemic hotspot, reported the highest number of infections with 5,629 cases.
It was followed by neighbouring Binh Duong province (3,971), Dong Nai (960), Long An (337). The capital city of Hanoi logged 35 cases.
The same day, 12,541 patients were given the all-clear, bringing the total recoveries to 363,462.
Meanwhile, an additional 217 deaths were recorded, and Dong Nai added 56 deaths that were not counted in previous days. The new fatalities brought the country's death toll since COVID-19 broke out in Vietnam in early 2020 to 15,018.
More than 27.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far, with over 22.36 million people receiving the first shot and over 4.74 million others fully getting two jabs.