HANOI, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 427 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, up 203 from Sunday, according to the country's Ministry of Health.

All the new cases were locally transmitted, said the ministry.

The new infections brought the total tally to 11,518,149. The Southeast Asian country reported no new deaths from the pandemic on Monday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,177.

As of Monday, 51 severe cases were in need of assisted breathing, and 10,608,988 COVID-19 patients, or over 92 percent of the total infections, have recovered, according to the ministry.