COVID-19: 83 cases reported over past 6 hours, two more fatalities reported hinh anh 1Taking samples for COVID-19 testing in Bac Ninh province (Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi (VNA) - An additional 83 cases of COVID-19 were reported over the past 6 hours to 6pm June 5, raising the national tally to 8,541, according to the Health Ministry.

Of the new cases, three returned from abroad, and 80 are locally-infected, including 39 in Bac Giang, 28 in Bac Ninh, 6 in Ho Chi Minh City and one in Ha Nam.

With the latest cases announced, the number of cases detected in the past 24 hours totaled 254, of which local infections stood at 246. Bac Giang remained the biggest hotspot with 149 cases. 

The number of cases recorded in the latest wave of outbreaks since April 27 rose to 5,420.

A total 3,310 patients have been given the all-clear, while the death toll rose to 53, most of whom suffering from serious underlying illnesses.

Fifteen provinces have passed 15 days without any new case detected./.