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Vietnam coronavirus cases rise to 106, biggest daily increase so far

HANOI, March 22 (Reuters) - Vietnam's health ministry reported 12 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Southeast Asian country's biggest reported daily increase so far, bringing the total number of cases there to 106.

In mid-February, Vietnam said all 16 of its confirmed coronavirus cases had recovered, but it has since been battling with an influx of imported cases from overseas visitors and Vietnamese citizens escaping outbreaks elsewhere.

Vietnam has not yet reported any coronavirus-related deaths. (Reporting by Khanh Vu Editing by James Pearson)