Health workers are taking samples from children for COVID-19 testing.
NDO/VNA - Vietnam recorded 330 new COVID-19 infections between 6am and 12:30pm on July 3, raising the national count to 18,690, according to the Ministry of Health.
There was one imported case, which was immediately placed under quarantine upon arrival in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.
Of the 329 new domestic infections, 249 were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, 32 in Binh Duong, 12 each in Phu Yen and Dong Thap, seven in Nghe An, four in Lam Dong, three in Vinh Long, two each in Long An and Tra Vinh, and one each in Khanh Hoa, Bac Lieu, Bac Ninh, Binh Phuoc, An Giang, and Dak Lak. A total of 280 cases were found in quarantine or sealed off areas.
As of 12:30pm on July 3, Vietnam confirmed 16,853 local and 1,837 imported cases. The numbers of recoveries and deaths amounted to 7,395 and 84, respectively.
Among active patients undergoing treatment, 260 tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 138 twice and 89 thrice.
The number of cases since the fourth COVID-19 wave hit the country in late April reached 15,283, of whom 4,621 had been given the all-clear.
Thirteen provinces and cities have gone through 14 days without any new infections.
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