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Nearly 3,100 new COVID-19 cases reported on July 18 morning

 Vietnam logged 3,098 new COVID-19 cases on July 18 morning, including 2,472 newly detected cases and 626 cases additionally registered to the Ministry of Health data system by Ho Chi Minh City.

According to the ministry, the newly detected infections include 2,454 locally infected cases. They were recorded in Ho Chi Minh City (1,756), Binh Duong (281), Dong Nai (75), Long An (48), Tay Ninh (42), Ba Ria - Vung Tau (41), Vinh Long (38), Dong Thap (36) ), Tien Giang (31), Khanh Hoa (29), Ben Tre (17), Phu Yen (16), Can Tho (12), Kien Giang (10), Hanoi (9), Binh Dinh (4), Soc Trang (3), An Giang (3), Bac Ninh (1), Dak Nong (1), and Bac Giang (1).

Of these, 2,226 cases were detected in quarantine or locked down areas.

By 6am on July 18, Vietnam recorded 51,002 COVID-19 cases, including 48,964 domestic infections and 2,038 imported ones. The number of infections reported since the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreaks hit Vietnam late April amounted to 47,394, 7,538 of whom have been given the all-clear. The total recoveries reached 10,312.

Among the active patients, 267 tested negative for the coronavirus once, 116 twice and 118 thrice.

Twelve localities have gone through two weeks without new infections in the community./.