Vietnam posts 174 new domestic COVID-19 cases on June 16 noon hinh anh 1Collecting samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam reported 176 new COVID-19 cases from 6am to 12pm on June 16, comprising 174 domestic and two imported ones, according to the Ministry of Health.

Of the locally transmitted infections, Bac Giang logged 128 cases, Ho Chi Minh City 35, Bac Ninh eight, Ha Tinh two and Nghe An one.

Up to 173 cases were detected in quarantine sites or sealed off areas.

The national tally reached 11,480, including 9,831 local cases. The number of COVID-19 cases since April 27, when the latest outbreak began, amounted to 8,261.

There were 4,543 recoveries while the death toll remained at 61.

Among active patients undergoing treatment at medical establishments, 343 have tested negative for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 99 twice and 55 thrice.

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

In a bid to live safely with the pandemic, the MoH has called on citizens to follow the 5K message, including khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering), and khai bao y te (health declaration), to help contain the outbreaks./.