COVID-19: Daily count rises to 713, a record high figure on a single day

VOV.VN - Vietnam confirmed an additional 262 locally acquired and imported coronavirus cases in 12 cities and provinces nationwide during the past six hours, raising its daily count to 713, a record high figure on a single day.

Ho Chi Minh City remains the largest coronavirus hotspot in southern Vietnam, recording 152 new locally acquired cases during the past six hours, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its 06.00pm COVID-19 update.  

About 105 cases were detected in quarantine and lockdown areas, while the remaining 47 cases are of unknown origin.

Besides HCM City, its neighbour Binh Duong uncovered 42 new local infections and Tien Giang in the Mekong Delta documented 22 new ones.

Elsewhere, nine local people tested positive in Quang Ngai, eight in Phu Yen, five in An Giang, three in Da Nang, tw3o in Ha Tinh, two in Bac Ninh and one in Bac Giang.

The MoH also announced 18 imported cases returning to Vietnam from the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines and other countries. They all tested positive during their stay in quarantine facilities, thus posing no risk to the community.

Data from the MoH indicate Vietnam has recorded 693 locally acquired and 20 imported cases during the past 24 hours.

HCM City took the lead with 464 local infections, followed by Binh Duong (90), Tien Giang (38) and Long An (28), all in southern Vietnam.

In the north, the fresh outbreak has been kept in check, except for Hung Yen that logged 11 new cases during the day.

Vietnam has so far confirmed 17,576 COVID-19 cases, including 14,188 cases recorded since the emergence of the virus in late April.

As many as 7,247 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, including 407 cases announced on July 1.

The number of COVID-19 related deaths has increased to 80, with most of them suffering from underlying health conditions.