Vietnam records 1,853 new COVID-19 cases


HANOI, July 10 (Xinhua) – Vietnam reported a new record high of 1,853 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, surpassing the previous record of 1,625 cases registered on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health.

The new infections include 1,844 locally transmitted and nine imported, bringing the total tally to 27,863, the ministry said.

Among the community cases, 1,320 were reported in the southern Ho Chi Minh City, 140 in the nearby southern Binh Duong province, and 75 in the southern Tien Giang province.

On Saturday, the ministry also confirmed that two more COVID-19 patients had died, raising the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country to 112.

Nationwide, as many as 9,204 COVID-19 patients have so far recovered, up 220 from Friday.

As of Saturday, Vietnam has registered a total of 25,947 domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 24,377 detected since the start of the latest outbreak in late April, according to the health ministry.

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