Vietnam reports 219 new COVID-19 cases hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam logged 219 new COVID-19 cases, including nine imported and 210 local infections, over the last six hours to 6pm on July 2, raising the national tally to 18,121, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Among the new domestic infections, 150 were found in Ho Chi Minh City, 20 in Phu Yen, 13 in Binh Duong, 10 in Quang Ngai, three each in Da Nang and Vinh Long, two each in Long An, An Giang and Tay Ninh, and one each in Nghe An, Dong Thap, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang and Lam Dong.

A total of 545 cases were reported, and 148 patients were given the all-clear on July 2, the ministry said.

The number of cases since the fourth COVID-19 wave hit the country in late April amounted to 14,715, of whom 4,621 have been given the all-clear.

As of July 2, the country counted 16,285 domestic and 1,836 imported cases.

Among active patients undergoing treatment, 260 have tested negative to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 138 twice and 89 thrice.

Also on July 2, the sub-committee for treatment of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced three deaths related to COVID-19, including two in HCM City and one in the northern province of Bac Ninh.

The patient in Bac Ninh is a 69-year-old man in Yen Phong district. On May 13, the patient was tested positive for COVID-19. He was diagnosed with pneumonia caused by COVID-19, exhaustion and was treated with antibiotics.

The patient died on June 30 due to septic shock, multi-organ failure and severe pneumonia with complications caused by COVID-19.

Another death is a 67-year-old man in Thu Duc district, HCM City with an underlying condition of history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes and chronic renal failure.

The other death is a 64-year-old man in District 12, HCM City. The patient had a history of hypertension and heart disease. On June 15, the patient tested positive for the coronavirus and was transferred to the Cu Chi hospital for treatment.

Diagnosis included septic shock, multiple organ failure, severe pneumonia caused by Covid-19, complications of progressive respiratory failure with a background of hypertension and heart disease./.