VOV.VN - As many as 598 people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 12 Vietnamese cities and provinces during the past 12 hours, including 520 cases in Ho Chi Minh City.
Among 593 locally transmitted infections, 409 were documented in quarantine or lockdown areas, while the remaining 194 cases were under epidemiological investigation as their sources of infection remain unknown, the Ministry of Health said in its 06.00am COVID-19 update on July 10.
Most of the cases were documented in southern cities, with Ho Chi Minh City 520 new infections alone. It was followed by Dong Nai (18), Ba Ria – Vung Tau (11), An Giang (10), Binh Phuoc (4), Ben Tre (2), and one in Tay Ninh.
Elsewhere, 15 cases were reported in Khanh Hoa, eight in Phu Yen, two in Hanoi, and two in Thanh Hoa.
Meanwhile, five other people returning from the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Japan and Cambodia have tested positive over the past 12 hours. They were all diagnosed during their stay in concentrated quarantine facilities in Hanoi, Tay Ninh, and Quang Nam, thus posing no risk to the community.
Data from the MoH show as of 06.00am July 10 Vietnam has recorded 23,126 positive cases following the resurgence of the virus on April 27. Overall it has logged a total of 26,608 cases since the virus attacked the country in January 2020.
Ho Chi Minh City, the busiest and most populous city in Vietnam, is the largest coronavirus hotspot in the country, recording nearly 11,000 new infections alone. The city is implementing social distancing measures in an effort to halt the spread of the virus in the community.
As many as 8,984 patients have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease.
The number of COVID-19 related deaths has risen to 110 after an additional five fatalities were announced in July 10.
More than 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Vietnam, with 258,270 people fully receiving two shots.