Vietnam logs 283 more COVID-19 cases at noon on June 9 hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The Health Ministry announced 283 more cases of COVID-19 at noon on June 9, which comprise 82 infections newly detected in the past 6 hours to 12pm and 201 cases detected earlier in Bac Giang province but yet to be registered in the national statistics, lifting the national tally to 9,505.

The ministry said among the 82 new locally-transmitted cases, 53 were in Bac Giang, 20 in Ho Chi Minh City, six in Bac Ninh province, three in Ha Tinh province, and one in Hanoi. Bac Giang and Bac Ninh are the country’s current two largest pandemic hotspots.

Meanwhile, the 201 newly-registered cases were detected during screening testing of people in lockdown area in Bac Giang's Viet Yen district from May 27-29.

The numbers of locally-transmitted and imported cases rose to 7,897 and 1,608, respectively. Meanwhile, the total number of domestic infections reported since April 27 when the fourth coronavirus wave hit the country amounted to 6,327.

To date, the number of recoveries was 3,549, while the death toll hit 55.

Among those under treatment, 218 people have tested negative for the virus once, 92 twice, and 78 thrice.

The MoH called on citizens to follow the 5K message, including khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering), and khai bao y te (health declaration), to help contain the outbreaks./.