Of the new cases, 44 were detected in Bac Giang province, 23 in Bac Ninh province, 11 in Ho Chi Minh City, and two in Hanoi.

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All the cases in Bac Giang are associated with the province's industrial parks. They were detected inside quarantine sites and other locked down areas.

Nine of the cases in HCM City are linked to the pandemic outbreak at the local Revival Ekklesia Mission congregation. The cases in Bac Ninh and Hanoi have already been quarantined.

The country’s total domestic and imported cases were 6,657 and 1,538, respectively. The number of recoveries stood at 3,085, while the death toll was 48.

Among active patients receiving treatment, 196 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 84 twice and 89 thrice.

People nationwide are advised to strictly follow the Ministry of Health’s 5K message: khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering), and khai bao y te (health declaration).

Source: VNA