Of the new local cases, 61 were found in Bac Giang, 19 in Ho Chi Minh City, nine in Bac Ninh and two in Ha Tinh.
So far, Vietnam has logged 9,657 domestic infections and 1,647 imported cases. The number of COVID-19 cases since April 27, when the latest outbreak began, amounted to 8,087.
The ministry said 4,543 patients have been given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 so far. The death toll was 61.
Among active patients undergoing treatment in hospitals, 343 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 99 twice and 55 thrice.
Since April 29, 4.8 million people have received COVID-19 testing.
Twenty-four provinces that were hit by the pandemic have gone through 14 days without new infections.
On June 15, an additional 95,421 people were vaccinated against COVID-19. Nearly 1.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been injected to date. The number of people fully got two shots was 63,636.
So far, the national COVID-19 vaccine fund has received over 5.12 trillion VND (nearly 223.2 million USD) of donations.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has agreed with the proposal of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on purchasing and importing COVID-19 vaccines, saying that the Government will create favourable conditions for the city’s plan, towards ensuring enough vaccines for local peoples./.