A new record for daily local COVID-19 cases was reported on Friday with total of 1,616 infections.
HCM City remains the largest coronavirus hotspot in the country with 1,229 new cases, raising its total domestic cases to 10,295 since the fourth wave of infections emerged in late April.
As many as 12 localities have gone 14 days without new community infections.
Vietnam records highest daily rise in infections with 1,616 domestic cases, among the new cases, HCMC confirm 2,229 infections.
According to Vietnam News Agency, the infections were also reported in other southern and southern central provinces such as Long An (77), Bình Dương (73), Tiền Giang (34), Đồng Nai (32), Đồng Tháp (32), Khánh Hoà (29), Phú Yên (28), Trà Vinh (8 ), Cần Thơ (6), An Giang (5), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (4), Hậu Giang (4), Bạc Liêu (2), Sóc Trăng (2) and Bình Phước (1).
Some Central Highlands and central region provinces also reported new community cases, including Gia Lai (1), Lâm Đồng (1), Đắk Nông (1), Quảng Ngãi (7), Thanh Hóa (1), Đà Nẵng (1) and Nghệ An (1).
In the northern region, new infection cases were reported in Bắc Ninh (15), Bắc Giang (10), Hưng Yên (8), Vĩnh Phúc (2), and Hà Nội (2).
There were also nine imported COVID-19 cases detected today.
The health ministry also reported 34 recoveries and five deaths today, bringing the country’s total recoveries and deaths to 8,984 and 110 respectively.
As many as 12 localities have gone 14 days without new community infections, including Yên Bái, Quảng Trị, Tuyên Quang, Sơn La, Ninh Bình, Thái Nguyên, Điện Biên, Hải Dương, Phú Thọ, Nam Định, Quảng Nam and Lào Cai.
By Vietnam News