A total of 158 new COVID-19 cases had been reported in Vietnam by 6 a.m. According to the Ministry of Health on Thursday lunchtime, including six imported cases quarantined immediately upon arrival in An Giang and Kiên Giang provinces and 152 domestically transmitted infections. Of the local cases, 68 were found in Bắc Giang, 33 in Bắc Ninh, 41 in HCM City, four in Hà Nội; three in Hà Tĩnh; one in Lạng Sơn, one in Hải Dương and one in Long An. Up to 131 cases have been found in quarantine or closed areas. As of Thursday noon, the total number of infections in the country is 9,723, including 8,106 domestic cases and 1,617 imported cases.