HANOI, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 37 new COVID-19 cases from 6 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. local time Monday, raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 4,212, according to its Ministry of Health.
They were all locally transmitted cases detected in northern localities, including 22 in Bac Giang province, 11 in Bac Ninh province, three in Vinh Phuc province and one in Tuyen Quang province.
All of them are contacts of previously confirmed patients or linked to the clusters of infections in the localities.
The health ministry on Monday also said that another COVID-19 patient had died with underlying conditions, marking the country's 37th death related to the virus. As many as 2,668 patients have so far recovered, and nearly 108,300 people are being quarantined and monitored.
As of Monday morning, Vietnam recorded a total of 2,746 domestically transmitted cases, including 1,176 detected since the start of the latest outbreak in late April, according to the ministry.