Vietnam confirms 71 new COVID-19 infections hinh anh 1Health workers are preparing samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam reported 71 more COVID-19 infections, including one imported case, in the last 12 hours to 6am on June 15, according to the Ministry of Health.

Among the locally-transmitted cases, 28 infections were detected in Bac Giang province, 23 in Ho Chi Minh City, and 19 in Bac Ninh province.

The figure raised the national tally to 10,881, including 9,238 local infections and 1,643 imported cases. The number of cases since the fourth COVID-19 wave hit the country on April 27 was 7,668.

The ministry said as many as 4,236 patients have been given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 so far, while the death toll was 61. 

Among active patients undergoing treatment in hospitals, 431 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 72 twice and 73 thrice.

Twenty-three provinces have gone through 14 consecutive days without new cases.

As many as 182,462 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are currently quarantined across the country, including 2,045 in hospitals, 36,846 in concentrated quarantine establishments and the remainders at their places of residence.

On June 14, an additional 45,328 people in 19 provinces and cities were vaccinated against COVID-19. Over 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been injected to date. The number of people fully got two shots was 59,608./.