Of those, 40 infections were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, 15 in Bac Ninh, 13 in Nghe An, 12 in Binh Duong, nine in Bac Giang, three in Tien Giang, and one in Ha Tinh and one in Da Nang.

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The new cases brought the total number of infections in Vietnam to 12,508, including 10,836 domestic and 1,672 imported. The number of local infections since the fourth wave of outbreaks hit the country on April 27 was 9,266.

According to the MoH’s Medical Service Administration, as of June 19 morning, 4,733 patients had fully recovered from the disease, while the number of death related to COVID-19 had amounted to 62.

Among active patients undergoing treatment, 415 have tested negative to coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 100 twice and 71 thrice.

Amid complicated developments of the pandemic, the MoH has called on citizens to follow the 5K message, including khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering), and khai bao y te (health declaration), to help contain the outbreaks.

Source: VNA