HANOI, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Wednesday, including five imported and five locally transmitted, according to its Ministry of Health.
The new infections brought the total confirmed cases in the country to 2,482 as of 6 p.m. local time Wednesday, said the ministry.
All the community cases were detected in the northern Hai Duong province, the country's largest COVID-19 hotspot at the moment. They were all contacts of previously confirmed patients.
As many as 1,898 patients have been given the all-clear, the ministry said, adding that nearly 59,100 people are being quarantined and monitored.
The latest wave of COVID-19 infections hit Vietnam on Jan. 28, with 873 community cases so far confirmed in 13 cities and provinces. Among them, 11 localities, including the Vietnamese capital Hanoi and the southern Ho Chi Minh City, have gone through over 14 days without any new community infections, according to the ministry. Enditem