A volunteer receives a shot of homegrown COVID-19 vaccine, Nano Covax, at Military Medical University in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — A total of 185 local COVID-19 cases were recorded in Việt Nam on Friday in five localities, the Ministry of Health announced.
Bắc Giang topped the list of most infections with 95. All local transmissions were found in patients already in isolation areas.
Twenty-eight new cases were reported in Bắc Ninh, six in Hà Nội, eight in Hà Tĩnh Province and 48 in HCM City.
Most of the new cases had close contact with previously confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The ministry also reported 11 imported cases including 10 in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province and one in Tây Ninh Province. They were immediately quarantined on arrival.
A total of 96 patients were also given the all-clear from the disease on Friday.
As of Friday, the country’s total number of infections stands at 9,980, including 8,350 domestic cases and 1,630 imported cases.
Of those, 3,804 have recovered, according to the Ministry of Health.
Seventeen out of 63 provinces and cities in the country have not seen any new cases in the past 14 days.
There have been 6,780 cases since the latest outbreak hit the country on April 27. The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed 57 lives in Việt Nam so far. — VNS