The MoH statistics also showed an additional 61 people have died and 1,301 more patients have recovered from the disease.
Of the newly-detected infections, 3,332 cases were diagnosed in the community through random testing or test screening.
Ho Chi Minh City, the largest coronavirus hotspot in Vietnam took the lead with 1,009 new cases, followed by Dong Nai with 997 cases and Binh Duong 826 cases.
Other southern localities registering between 200 – 500 new cases each include An Giang, Kien Giang, Tay Ninh, Bac Lieu, Dong Thap, Tien Giang, Binh Thuan, Soc Trang and Can Tho.
The pandemic remains complicated in the north, with 116 new cases recorded in Ha Giang, 72 in Hanoi, 70 in Bac Giang, 51 in Phu Tho, 51 in Bac Ninh, and 46 in Nam Dinh.
In a dispatch dated November 7, the MoH requested localities to closely monitor people returning to their hometowns from Ho Chi Minh City and other southern coronavirus hotspots and high-risk areas.
It also called on returnees from risk areas to immediately notify local healthcare centres for a COVID-19 test and other prevention measures.
As of 06pm on November 7 Vietnam has confirmed 968,684 COVID-19 cases since the start of the first outbreak in January 2020, ranking 40th out of 223 countries and territories worldwide.
Of the total, 840,402 patients have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease.
Vietnam has also recorded 22,531 deaths, making up 2.4% of the total number of infections.
Nearly 90 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide, with 28.8 million people getting their second shot.