The seven new cases were confirmed on March 26, including four in HCM City, one in the central province of Nghe An and two in Hanoi.
Of the infected patients reported earlier on March 25, six returned to Vietnam from foreign countries, including Denmark with transits in Doha and Bangkok, the US, Germany and the UK.
Four of the six positive cases are Vietnamese students who pursued study in the UK and the US.
Case 141 is a 29-year-old doctor working at the Emergency Department of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases Hospital in Dong Anh district. The patient contracted the novel coronavirus after being exposed from another infected doctor (the 116th patient) who works at the same department.
Among the positive SARS-CoV-2 patients found in the past 24 hours, 12 are Vietnamese nationals, one is a South African national and one is a French national. They are now in stable health condition and placed into isolation for treatment.
Out of the 14 new cases, 10 were kept in quarantine shortly upon entry, one, a doctor who was infected with the virus from isolated patients, and three communicated with others in the community.
Vietnam has had a total of 148 cases of COVID-19 so far, of which 17 have fully recovered, and 26 came back negative after undergoing multiple retests.
The remainder are receiving treatment at health facilities throughout the country.