As many as 8,142 cases were detected in the community through random testing or test screening, said the MoH.
The MoH coronavirus update also shows an additional 199 COVID-19 patients have died and 1,711 more patients have recovered from the disease.
Like in previous days, most of the newly detected cases were logged in southern localities, with Ho Chi Minh City topping the region with 1,491 new cases.
It was followed by Can Tho, Tay Ninh, Soc Trang, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Dong Thap, Binh Thuan, Ben Tre, Binh Phuoc, and Vinh Long that reported between 500 and 1,000 cases each.
Hanoi capital remains the largest coronavirus hotspot in the north, with 400 new cases confirmed during the past 24 hours. Other northern localities registering dozens of new cases each were Ha Giang, Bac Ninh, Hai Phong, Hung Yen and Hai Duong.
As of 06pm on December 5 Vietnam has confirmed 1,309,092 COVID-19 cases since the start of the first outbreak in January 2020, ranking 35th out of 223 countries and territories worldwide.
Of the total, 1,009,277 patients have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease.
As many as 26,260 patients have died of the virus, making up 2% of the total number of infections.
More than 127 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide, with 54 million people getting their second shot.