Vietnam logs 260 more COVID-19 infections in six hours hinh anh 1Proccessing an example for COVID-19 testing at the medical centre in Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam confirmed 260 new COVID-19 infections, including two imported cases, from 6am to 12pm on the first day of July, pushing up the national tally to 17,312, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Among the 258 domestic cases, 154 were found in Ho Chi Minh City, 48 in Binh Duong, 28 in Long An, ten in Phu Yen, five in Hung Yen, four in Bac Giang, three each in Nghe An and Ha Tinh, and one each in Binh Phuoc, Dong Thap, and Bac Ninh. Of them, 207 were detected in quarantine sites or sealed-off areas.

The two imported cases were immediately put into quarantine upon their arrival in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.

As of 12pm, Vietnam had confirmed 15,512 domestic and 1,800 imported cases. A total of 6,840 patients were given the all-clear, while the death toll reached 81.

Of the patients under treatment, 278 tested negative for the novel coronavirus once, 14 twice and 81 thrice.

The number of local infections since the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreaks hit the country on April 27 amounted to 13,942, of whom 4,066 had recovered.
Fourteen localities went through two weeks without new infections in the community./.