Ho Chi Minh City still recorded the highest number of infections with 909, followed by neighbouring Dong Nai province with 647 and Binh Duong province with 483.
In addition, the southern province of Soc Trang reported 1,059 more cases which were detected earlier but yet to be added to the national tally, bringing the tally to 853,842.
According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 4,427 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 588 requiring invasive ventilation and 21 on life support (ECMO).
On the day, the country saw 81 deaths from the disease. The death toll now hits 20,950.
A further 719 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 788,005.
By October 13, the country had injected over 57.45 million doses of vaccines to date, with more than 16.8 million people now fully inoculated.