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328 new domestic cases added to national count of COVID-19

Vietnam posted 328 more local COVID-19 infections in the past 12 hours to 6am on July 5, the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced.

Ho Chi Minh City, which is the country’s current largest pandemic hotspot, recorded most of the infections, with 175 cases, closely followed by the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap with 100 cases.

Twenty-three of the remainder were detected in Phu Yen, nine in Hung Yen, eight in Khanh Hoa, six in An Giang, two each in Long An and Ba Ninh, and one each in Lang Son, Dong Nai, and Soc Trang.

Of the new infections, 272 were found in quarantine and sealed-off areas.

The new infections brought the national tally to 20,261, including 18,403 domestic and 1,858 imported cases.

A total of 7,819 patients were given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, while the death toll was 86.

Among active patients undergoing treatment, 313 have tested negative to the virus, 132 twice and 74 thrice.

There were 16,833 cases detected since April 27 when the fourth outbreak hit the nation.

Fourteen localities had gone through 14 days without reporting new domestic infections.

On July 4, 24,325 more people were vaccinated across 11 localities nationwide. As of 4pm same day, nearly 3.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered, with 223,336 people receiving two doses./.