HANOI, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 241 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, down by 118 from Saturday, according to its ministry of health.

This is the lowest daily COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks, said the ministry, adding that all the new cases were locally transmitted.

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 11,505,849. The country reported a new death from the pandemic in the southern Tay Ninh province on Sunday, bringing the total fatalities to 43,166.

As of Sunday, 54 severe cases were in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, 10,604,663 COVID-19 patients, or over 92 percent of the total infections, have recovered.

Nearly 262.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, including over 222 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, BA.2.12.1 and BA.2.74 sub-variants and is accelerating the inoculation of its people with a fourth vaccine dose.