According to the ministry’s report, 103 of the newly-confirmed patients are locally-transmitted cases most of whom were detected in quarantine sites or areas under lockdown in some localities including 41 in Bac Giang, 44 in Ho Chi Minh City, 16 in Bac Ninh, and two in Ha Tinh.
The 41 cases in Bac Giang were recorded at some local industrial parks which have reported a large outbreak over the last few weeks.
As of Saturday evening, 7,039 locally-transmitted cases have been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country on April 27, including 3,916 in the virus epicentre of Bac Giang. The outbreak has so far spread to 39 cities and provinces nationwide.
With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 10,241 including 8,609 locally-transmitted cases.
As of 6 pm on June 12, a total of 3,827 Covid-19 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital.
So far there have been 58 deaths, most of them being the elderly with serious underlying diseases.
At present, over 188,000 people who had close contact with Covid-19 patients or returned from virus-hit areas are being monitored at hospitals, quarantine facilities, and at home.
On June 11, an additional 31,071 people were given Covid-19 vaccine in Vietnam, raising the total number of vaccine doses used in the country to 1,445,723. The number of people who have received two doses has risen to 53,127 .