Most of the local infections were recorded in southern localities, with Ho Chi Minh City taking the lead with 1,539 cases.
It was followed by Binh Duong 288, Dong Nai 80, Dong Thap 47, Long An 37, Binh Thuan 19, Can Tho 15, and Ba Ria – Vung Tau 11.
Elsewhere, central and northern localities detected dozens of more local infections each, including Khanh Hoa 34, Hanoi capital 32, and Phu Yen 16.
Meanwhile, the MoH announced 19 more imported cases returning from overseas to Tay Ninh, Thanh Hoa, Hai Duong and Kien Giang.
Earlier in the morning of the same day, the MoH confirmed 2014 local infections and an imported case, raising Vietnam’s 24-hour count to 4,195 or 1,731 cases less than the previous day.
Data from the MoH show that during the past 24 hours, HCM City, the country’s largest coronavirus hotspot, registered 3,074 locally acquired infections, or approximately 1,500 cases less than the previous day.
Binh Duong was the second hardest hit locality, documenting 503 cases, followed by Dong Nai 154, Dong Thap 53 and Hanoi 44.
As of 06.00 pm on July 19 Vietnam has logged 54,376 new COVID-19 cases following the resurgence of the virus in late April and 58,025 cases since the onset of the first outbreak in January 2020.
As many as 11,047 patients have recovered from the disease, including 380 cases announced on July 19.
The MoH also reported 80 more COVID-19 related deaths on the same day, raising its death toll to 334.