HANOI, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,377 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, down by 101 from Sunday, according to its Ministry of Health.

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 10,781,009. The country reported no new deaths from the pandemic on Monday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,093.

As of Monday, there were 50 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 9,923,044 COVID-19 patients, or over 92 percent of the total infections, have so far recovered.

Nearly 246.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including more than 213.1 million shots on people aged 18 and above, said the ministry.

Vietnam has already recorded COVID-19 infections with the Omicron BA.4, BA.5 and BA.2.12.1 sub-variants and is accelerating the inoculation of its people with a fourth vaccine dose.