COVID-19: 277 new cases raise national tally to 22,341 hinh anh 1Samples for COVID-19 testing stored in a biosafety cabinet (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 277 more COVID-19 infections, including one imported cases in the past 12 hours to 6am on July 7, pushing the national count to 22,341.

Of the new local-transmitted cases, 270 were found in Ho Chi Minh City, two each in Phu Yen and Dong Nai, and one each in Ba Ria – Vung Tau and Ha Tinh.

To date, Vietnam has logged 20,459 domestically-transmitted infections and 1,882 imported ones. As many as 18,889 cases have been confirmed since the fourth wave of outbreaks hit the country on April 27.

Thirteen provinces which were previously hit by the pandemic have gone through 14 consecutive days without new infections.

The MoH said the number of recoveries reached 8,022, while the death toll related to the disease was at 97.

Among the active patients, 311 have tested negative to coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 133 twice and 72 thrice.

On July 6, an additional 21,067 people received COVID-19 vaccine shots nationwide. So far, 3.9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been injected. The number of people fully getting two shots is 226,858./.