Hanoi - A further 9,716 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Vietnam on Saturday, bringing the national tally to 265,464.
|People living in Le Dai Hanh ward in Hanoi's Hai Ba Trung district, wait to be tested for COVID-19.- VNA/VNS Photo |
Six of new infections were imported and quarantined upon arrival.
There were also another 349 coronavirus-related deaths announced, most were in HCM City, 285, increasing the total number of fatalities to 5,437.
Among the new local infections, HCM City recorded the highest with 4,231, followed by the southern provinces of Bình Dương (2,029), Dong Nai (1,023) and Long An (653).
The capital city of Hanoi reported 40 new infections.
Other cases were found in Tien Giang (461), Khanh Hoa (164), Can Tho (164),Dong Thap (118), Tay Ninh (97), Da Nang (87), Ba Ria - Vung Tau (77), Gia Lai (70), Vinh Long (57), Thua Thien Hue (57), Ben Tre (40), Phu Yen (40), Binh Thuan (36), Quang Ngai (35), An Giang (33), Kien Giang (32), Dak Lak (26), Binh Dinh (23), Ninh Thuan (22), Son La (17), Tra Vinh (16), Lam Dong (14), Nghe An (12), Nam Dinh (8 ), Binh Phuoc (5), Quang Tri (4), Bac Lieu (3), Thanh Hoa (3), Hai Duong (3), Lang Son (2), Thai Binh (2), Lao Cai (2), Ca Mau (2), Bac Ninh (1) and Quang Binh (1) .
Also on Saturday, 4,247 patients were declared coronavirus-free, taking to total number of recoveries to 96,985.