Additional 57 local COVID-19 cases recorded in Vietnam hinh anh 1A medic collecting samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam detected 60 new cases of COVID-19 over the past six hours to 6pm on June 9, including 57 domestically-transmitted infections and three imported cases that were quarantined right upon their arrival.

Among the domestic cases, 20 were recorded in Ho Chi Minh City, 19 in Bac Giang province, 12 in Bac Ninh province, four in Hanoi, one in Lang Son province and one at the Vietnam National Cancer Hospital (Hospital K) in Tan Trieu commune, Hanoi’s outlying district of Thanh Tri.

The latest cases brought the daily count on June 9 to 407, including 26 imported and 381 domestic cases, according to the Ministry of Health.

Of the local infections, 370 were found in quarantine facilities or locked-down areas.

As of 6pm on the day, the domestic tally stood at 7,954, of which 6,384 were recorded since the new wave started on April 27.

Sixteen provinces that were hit by the pandemic have gone through 14 days without new infections.

Meanwhile, 87 patients were given the all-clear on the day, raising the number of recoveries to 3,636. Fatalities related to COVID-19 reach 55.

Among the active patients, 224 have tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 75 twice and 72 thrice./.