HANOI, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Friday afternoon, bringing its total confirmed cases to 546 including one death, according to its Ministry of Health.
Among the new cases, 26 patients have recently entered Vietnam and were quarantined upon arrival, said the ministry.
The other 11 cases are all community cases with epidemiological history related to the central city of Da Nang, among which three cases were recorded in southern Ho Chi Minh City and eight in central Quang Nam province, according to the ministry.
Vietnam earlier on Friday reported a daily high of 82 new COVID-19 cases, with the first death who was a 70-year-old man from Quang Nam.
Four more patients have recovered on Friday, raising the total cured cases in the country to 373, said the health ministry.
There are nearly 53,800 people being quarantined and monitored in the country, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Vietnam's northern Quang Ninh province announced on Friday that it will halt the operations of all bars and karaoke services from Saturday, while Quang Nam has ordered social distancing rules on Hoi An city, and five districts and townships, according to the news agency. Enditem