Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Of the total, 693 cases were transmitted domestically. December 16 marked the 15th consecutive day without community-transmitted infections in the country.
As of December 16 afternoon, 1,252 patients had been given the all-clear. The fatalities remain at 35.
Among patients still under treatment, three have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, six twice and six thrice.
A total of 18,378 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined nationwide, with 207 at hospitals, 15,567 at concentrated facilities and 2,804 at home or their accommodations.