Vietnam's daily Covid-19 infections surge to new high; almost 6,000 cases reported on Sunday (July 18)


A man rides a scooter on a quiet street in Vung Tau, Vietnam, Sunday, July 18, 2021. Vietnam has put its entire southern region in a two-week lockdown starting midnight Sunday, as confirmed daily Covid-19 cases exceeded 3,000 for the third day in a row. - AP

HANOI, July 18 (Xinhua): Vietnam reported another record high of 5,926 new Covid-19 infections on Sunday, surpassing the previous record of 3,718 cases registered on Saturday, according to the country's Ministry of Health.

The new infections included 5,887 locally transmitted and 39 imported, bringing the total tally to 53,830, with 254 deaths, the ministry said.

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