Additional 1,112 COVID-19 cases reported during July 12 morning hinh anh 1Taking samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - An additional 1,112 cases of COVID-19, including seven imported ones, were confirmed in the six hours to 12:30 pm July 12, raising the national tally to 31,590, according to the Health Ministry.

Ho Chi Minh City still accounted for the largest number of newly-detected cases with 879, followed by Dong Nai with 82, Tien Giang with 49, Dong Thap with 38, Hanoi 26, Phu Yen 9. Seven each were detected in Bac Giang and Hung Yen, three in Tay Ninh, two in Bac Lieu, and one each in Binh Phuoc, Soc Trang and Vinh Phuc. Of the number, 998 cases were detected in quarantine facilities or areas under lockdown.

As of 12:30 pm, Vietnam counted 29,656 domestically-infected cases and 1,934 imported ones. The number of recoveries was 9,275.

Among active patients, 339 have tested negative for the coronavirus once, 130 twice and 70 thrice.

The death toll rose to 123 with four more deaths related to COVID-19 announced by health authorities on July 12 morning.

The country launched a nationwide vaccination drive, the largest ever immunization campaign, on July 10, with the goal of inoculating more than 70 percent of the population by the end of the first quarter 2022. The MoH said people aged 18 and over can register for COVID-19 vaccinations through the COVID-19 immunization portal./.