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Vietnam records 372 new coronavirus infections, 245 recoveries

Vietnam records 372 new coronavirus infections, 245 recoveries

Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 19:32 GMT+7
Vietnam records 372 new coronavirus infections, 245 recoveries
A medical worker collects samples for COVID-19 testing from a man in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, June 29, 2021. Photo: Xuan Mai / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health announced 372 new COVID-19 cases and 245 recoveries across 23 provinces and cities in Vietnam on Tuesday.

Of the new infections, 11 were imported while 361 were locally transmitted, with 308 of them being detected in centralized quarantine facilities and locked-down areas.

Ho Chi Minh City continues to take the lead with 155 additional local cases.

Vietnam has registered 13,054 domestic infections in 49 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth transmission wave broke out on April 27.

The northern province of Bac Giang has recorded the highest number of local infections in this round with 5,690 patients, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 3,591 and northern Bac Ninh Province with 1,594.

By comparison, Vietnam confirmed 106 community-based cases in the first wave from January 23 to April 16, 2020, 554 in the second from July 25 to December 1, 2020, and 910 in the third from January 28 to March 25, 2021. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Southeast Asian country has reported 16,413 coronavirus patients, including 14,624 local and 1,789 imported cases.

A total of 6,764 patients have recovered from the respiratory disease, including 245 announced on Tuesday.

Seventy-eight coronavirus-related deaths have been documented, most of which were due to serious underlying health conditions.

Thirteen provinces and cities in the country have not logged any local infections over the past 14 days.

Medical authorities have carried out 3,074,425 tests for 7,235,755 people from April 29 to date.

Vietnam has administered 3,497,104  COVID-19 vaccine shots since it rolled out inoculation on March 8.

Nearly 173,000 people have completed the two-dose regimen.

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