Vietnam reports 248 new COVID-19 infections hinh anh 1Conducting COVID-19 testing for over 100,000 teachers and students participating in high school graduation exams (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Additional 248 new COVID-19 cases were added to the national tally in the past six hours to 12:00pm on July 6, raising the caseload to 21,560, according to the Health Ministry.

Of the new cases, six are imported, including four in Quang Nam province and two in Kien Giang province.

Among the domestically-transmitted infections, 209 were recorded in Ho Chi Minh City, 10 in Hanoi, seven in Phu Yen, six in Long An, four in Thanh Hoa, three in Bac Giang, and one each in Lang Son, Bac Ninh and Ha Nam. Of them, 182 were detected in quarantine sites or locked-down areas.

Among active patients undergoing treatment, 311 have tested negative to the coronavirus once, 133 twice and 72 thrice.

To contain the pandemic in the “new normal” situation, the Health Ministry called on all Vietnamese citizens to follow 5K message, including khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering), and khai bao y te (health declaration)./.