Additional 55 COVID-19 cases detected on June 8 afternoon hinh anh 1A medical worker takes samples from a woman in Bac Ninh for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA) 
Hanoi (VNA) – An additional 55 COVID-19 cases were detected over the six hours from 12pm to 6pm on June 8, according to the Health Ministry.

Among the new cases, two were imported and 53 were domestic infections, including 21 in Bac Giang, 15 in Bac Ninh, 14 in Ho Chi Minh City, 2 in Hanoi and one in Ha Tinh.

The national tally rose to 9,158, with 6,003 recorded since April 27.

On June 8, 40 patients were given the all-clear, raising the number of recoveries to 3,549. The death toll increased to 55.

Sixteen provinces have passed through 14 days without any new cases.

Among active patients, 218 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 92 twice and 78 thrice.

The same day, the Health Ministry has received medical supplies and essential goods donated by the business community. The DKSH Vietnam and Humasis Vina presented 3,000 rapid test kits worth 600 million VND (26,150 USD), the Wakamono company 100,000 anti-virus masks and the FV Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City equipment worth 1 billion VND./.