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Vietnam confirms 64 new COVID-19 cases

Vietnam recorded 64 more COVID-19 infections, including  41 domestic and 23 imported cases, in the past 12 hours to 6:00 am on June 9, lifting the national tally to 9,222, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The ministry said among the new locally-transmitted cases, 24 were detected in Bac Giang province and 17 in Bac Ninh province, which are the country’s current two largest pandemic hotspots.

The number of locally-transmitted and imported cases has so far stood at 7,614, 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 6,044.

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

An additional 10,119 people were given COVID-19 vaccine shots in 11 provinces and cities nationwide on June 8, pushing the total number of administered doses to over 1.35 million.

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./