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More 277 cases added to national tally over last 12 hours

Vietnam detected 277 more local coronavirus infections, mostly in Ho Chi Minh City, over the last 12 hours to 6:00am on July 6, according to the Ministry of Health.

HCM City, the country’s current largest COVID-19 hotspot, recorded 230 cases while the remainders were found in Phu Yen (18), Dong Nai (11), An Giang (10), Hung Yen (5), Vinh Long (2), and Ha Nam (1).

Of the total, 228 cases were discovered in quarantine and sealed-off areas.

The new infections brought the national count to 21,312, including 19,441 domestic and 1,871 imported cases.

There were 17,871 cases reported since April 27 when the fourth wave of outbreaks hit the nation.

A total of 8,022 patients were given the all-clear from the virus, while the death toll reached 90.

Among active patients undergoing treatment, 311 have tested negative to the virus once, 133 twice and 74 thrice.

On July 5, 13,988 people were given COVID-19 vaccine nationwide. As of 4pm same day, about 3.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered, with 226,858 people fully vaccinated with two doses.

A total of 243,769 people having close contact with COVID-19 patients or entering Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are under quarantine across the nation./.