Additional 139 COVID-19 cases announced at noon June 20 hinh anh 1A medical worker handles samples collected for COVID-19 testing in Nghe An province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Health reported that 139 new COVID-19 cases had been detected in the six hours from 6am to 12pm June 20, including 130 local infections and 9 imported.

Among the domestic cases, 53 were detected in Bac Giang, 34 in Ho Chi Minh City, 18 in Da Nang, 13 in Binh Duong, nine in Bac Ninh, and one each in Ha Tinh and Quang Nam, with 127 cases found in areas under quarantine or lockdown.

The national tally rose to 13,117 as of 12pm June 20, including 11,419 domestic cases.

Among active patients undergoing treatment, 395 have tested negative to coronavirus once, 127 twice and 131 thrice.

A total of 5,054 patients were given the all-clear from the virus while the death toll related to the disease amounted to 64.

Twenty one provinces and cities have gone free of new cases for at least 14 days.

Meanwhile, donations to the national COVID-19 vaccine fund had totaled 5.775 trillion VND as of 5pm June 19. The money came from 323,178 organisations and individuals.

Vietnam will need around 25 trillion VND to buy 150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in order to inoculate 70 percent of its population for herd immunity./.