COVID-19: 116 local infections detected on June 24 afternoon hinh anh 1Inoculating COVID-19 vaccine (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam logged 116 local COVID-19 infections during six hours from 12pm to 6pm on June 24, raising the number of cases in the past 24 hours to 285, including 6 imported cases, according to the Health Ministry.

Among the newly-detected cases, 61 were in Ho Chi Minh City, 20 in Da Nang, 9 each in Tien Giang and Bac Giang, 8 in Phu Yen, five in Nghe An, two in Bac Ninh and one each in Thai Binh and Hai Phong.

As of 6pm June 24, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam stood at 14,232, including 10,936 cases detected since April 27.  

The same day, 75 patients were given the all-clear, bringing the total recoveries to 5,759. The death toll has reached 72.

Among active patients in hospitals, 388 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 126 twice and 137 thrice./.