Vietnam reports 175 new COVID-19 cases hinh anh 1People are queuing for COVID-19 tests. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam logged 175 new COVID-19 cases, including five imported and 170 local infections, over the last six hours to 12:pm on July 2, raising the national count to 17,902, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Among the new domestic infections, 151 were found in Ho Chi Minh City, 10 in Phu Yen, three in Hung Yen, two in Long An and one each in Tra Vinh, Hai Phong, Bac Giang and Bac Ninh. Of them, 143 were detected in quarantine and locked-down areas.

The number of cases since the fourth COVID-19 wave hit the country in late April amounted to 14,505.

The number of recoveries totalled 7,247, while the death toll remained at 81.
Among active patients undergoing treatment, 260 have tested negative to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 138 twice and 89 thrice.

More than 234,000 people, who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions, are under quarantine across the country./.