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Vietnam adds 441 domestic COVID-19 cases, including 249 in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam adds 441 domestic COVID-19 cases, including 249 in Ho Chi Minh City

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 19:32 GMT+7
Vietnam adds 441 domestic COVID-19 cases, including 249 in Ho Chi Minh City
People have their samples collected for COVID-19 testing in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Xuan Mai / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam registered 441 domestic COVID-19 infections and nine imported cases on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health.

Among the local infections, 420 were detected in quarantine centers or isolated areas.

Ho Chi Minh City leads today’s table with 249 cases, followed by Binh Duong with 81 cases and Phu Yen with 27 cases.

The remaining patients were confirmed in 17 other provinces and cities.

Meanwhile, the nine imported cases were recorded in Tay Ninh, Ninh Binh, and Kien Giang.

Vietnam has documented 16,863 COVID-19 patients, including 15,065 local and 1,798 imported cases, since the pandemic broke out in the Southeast Asian nation on January 23, 2020.

A total of 6,840 patients have recovered from the disease, including 76 announced on Wednesday, whereas 81 have been confirmed dead.

The country has registered 13,495 domestic infections in 50 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth outbreak began on April 27.

The northern province of Bac Giang has recorded the highest number of local infections in this bout with 5,703 patients, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 3,840 and northern Bac Ninh Province with 1,602.

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. 

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

A total of 3,593,970 shots have been administered across the country since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

More than 182,000 people have finished their two-shot regimen.

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