Vietnam recorded an additional 52 new domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases in the past 12 hours to 6am on May 30, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
Taking samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)
Of the new infections, 35 were detected in Bac Giang province – the country’s current largest pandemic hotpots, 10 in Ho Chi Minh City, six in Bac Ninh and one in Hai Phong.
The nation has to date confirmed 6,908 infections, including 5,406 domestically-transmitted cases, of which 3,836 have been found since the fourth wave of outbreaks hit Vietnam since April 27.
The MoH’s Medical Service Administration said 2,896 patients have fully recovered from the disease while the death toll related to COVID-19 now stands at 47.
Among active patients undergoing treatment at medical establishments, 112 have tested negative to coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 41 twice and 70 thrice.
The MoH called on citizens to follow the 5K message, including khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering), and khai bao y te (health declaration).
The United States will assist countries, including Vietnam, to get access to a roll-out of its 80 million doses through the United Nation-managed COVAX Facility and other partners.