More than 700 new cases of COVID-19 cases reported in Vietnam on July 1
Vietnam recorded its second highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases on Thursday with 713 cases confirmed.
|Workers of Wanek Furniture Company in Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province sleep in tents in quarantined areas. Binh Duong has emerged as a new cluster of COVID-19 in the south. — VNA/VNS Photo|
The highest one was recorded on June 25 with 845 new cases.
Of the total new cases detected today, 693 were community cases, while 20 were imported cases quarantined upon arrival.
HCM City recorded the most with 464 cases.
Southern Binh Duong and Tien Giang provinces reported 90 cases and 38 cases respectively.
Other community cases were recorded in Long An, Phu Yen, Hung Yen, Quang Ngai, Bac Giang, Ha Tinh, An Giang, Nghe An, Bac Ninh, Vinh Long, Binh Phuoc and Dong Thap provinces, alongside Da Nang City.
Binh Duong has emerged as a new hotspot, with most of the cases linked to companies in Thu Dau Mot City, Thuan An City and Nhi Dong 1 rented house complex.
Among the new community cases, a total of 584 were in quarantined or lockdown areas.
As of Thursday evening, Vietnam has logged 15,758 community cases, with 14,188 cases since the start fourth wave on April 27.
Also on Thursday, 407 patients were given the all-clear, increasing the total number of recoveries to 4,473.
Source: Vietnam News
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