HANOI, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 272 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, including 267 locally transmitted and five imported, raising the total tally to 13,483.
Vietnam's Ministry of Health said that among the community cases, 166 were detected in the southern Ho Chi Minh City, 51 in the northern Bac Giang province, and 21 in the southern Binh Duong province.
Most of them were found to be contacts of previously confirmed cases or linked to the clusters of infections in the localities.
The ministry also said on Monday that three more COVID-19 patients with severe underlying conditions died most recently in the country, and that the total number of COVID-19 related deaths has risen to 69.
Nationwide, the number of recovered COVID-19 patients has risen to 5,453, up 224 from Sunday, and over 172,700 people are being quarantined and monitored currently in the Southeast Asian country.
As of Monday, Vietnam has registered a total of 11,780 domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 10,210 detected since the start of the latest outbreak in late April, according to the health ministry.