Among the total figure for infections, 690 are locally-transmitted cases, 354 are imported into the nation which were immediately put into quarantine upon arrival.
Furthermore, the number of infections linked to Da Nang, the country’ biggest COVID-19 outbreak hotspot, has risen to 550 since July 25.
The same day, an additional 28 people who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 were released from hospital after going on to make a full recovery, raising the country’s total number of recoveries to 735.
According to figures released by the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, among the active cases currently receiving treatment, a total of 117 have gone on to test negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 at least once or several times.
Following these latest updates, the country's overall COVID-19 tally stands at 1,044, with 34 coronavirus patients passing away due to various chronic conditions coupled with COVID-19 related complications.
Currently, 55,370 people having close contact with infected patients or returning from pandemic-hit areas are under quarantine across the country, including 908 at hospitals, 16,117 people at concentrated quarantine establishments and 38,345 at home.
Meanwhile, as from zero hour September 5 the central city of Da Nang is set to carry out the Prime Minister’s Directive 19 on the implementation of measures against the COVID-19 pandemic in the new situation.
There have been 222,000 people in Da Nang having tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus while the remaining 200,000 households have yet to undergo tests. The health sector is poised to take samples of approximately 60,000 households for SARS-CoV-2 testing as swiftly as possible, in which priority will be given to high-risk households.