|Residents of HCM City are tested for COVID-19. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — There were 261 new COVID-19 cases detected in Việt Nam on Saturday, bringing the total number of positive patients overall to 10,241.
Since the fourth wave of COVID-19 struck in late April, there have been more than 7,000 new cases – more than double the amount previously recorded since coronavirus first hit the country in January 2020.
Two of the cases announced Saturday were imported and the rest local transmissions.
Bắc Giang Province still topped the list of most infections with 125 new cases. In in HCM City there were 84, 34 in Bắc Ninh Province, ten in Tiền Giang, five in Hà Tĩnh, and one in Lạng Sơn.
But the Ministry of Health did reveal 23 people have made a full recovery from the virus, bringing the total number of patients given the all-clear to 3,827.
Twenty-one provinces affected by the pandemic have now gone 14 days without any new infections. — VNS