|Medical workers in the COVID-19 testing lab
All the newly detected cases were among Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Bangladesh on July 3. They were placed at a concentrated quarantine facility in Thanh Hoa province upon their arrival at Van Don International Airport, therefore posing no risk to the community.
They first tested positive for the virus at the Thanh Hoa provincial Centre for Diseases Control and the samples were later sent to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology for confirmation.
The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology confirmed on July 6 that all the 14 suspect cases have contracted the coronavirus.
The 14 patients were transferred to the Hanoi-based Hospital of Tropical Diseases No2 for medical observation and treatment.
As of 6pm on July Vietnam has recorded a total of 369 COVID-19 cases, of which 342 cases have fully recovered, accounting for 92.7%. Among the remaining 27 cases, six have tested negative for the virus at least once.
According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam has experienced 81 days in a row without new locally transmitted infections.