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COVID-19: 662 new cases raise national count to 30,478

Additional 662 COVID-19 infections, including three imported cases, were reported in the last 11 hours to 6am on July 12, raising the national tally to 30,478, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Among the new locally-infected cases, 544 were found  in Ho Chi Minh City,  43 in Tien Giang, 27 in Khanh Hoa, 26 in Vinh Long, eight in An Giang, five in Binh Phuoc, four in Phu Yen, one each in Thua Thien – Hue and Nghe An.

To date, Vietnam has documented 28,551 domestic infections and 1,927 imported ones.

The number of cases since the fourth wave of the pandemic began on April 27 was 26,981.

The MoH said as many as 9,275 patients have been given the all-clear so far, while the death toll now stands at 119. 

Among the active patients, 339 have tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 130 twice and 70 thrice.

Twelve provinces that were hit by the pandemic have gone through 14 days without new infections.

On July 11, an additional 12,734 people received COVID-19 vaccine shots nationwide. So far, 4,051,585 vaccine doses have been injected. The number of people getting the full two shots is 277,447./.