Vietnam confirms 55 new domestic COVID-19 cases hinh anh 1Health workers collect samples for COVID-19 test (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 55 more locally-infected COVID-19 cases in the past 12 hours to 6am on June 23, pushing the national tally to 13,782.

Of the new cases, 51 were found in Ho Chi Minh City, two each in Bac Giang and Nghe An provinces.

To date, Vietnam has logged 12,065 domestically-transmitted infections and 1,717 imported cases. As many as 10,495 local infections had been confirmed since the fourth wave of outbreaks hit the country on April 27.

Since April 29, over 5.9 million people have received COVID-19 tests.

Eighteen 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 5,546, while the death toll related to the disease now stands at 69.

Among the active patients, 377 have tested negative to coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 132 twice and 141 thrice.

On June 22, an additional 107,772 people received COVID-19 vaccine shots nationwide. So far, over 2.5 million vaccine doses have been injected. The number of people fully getting two shots is 133,843./.