HCMC records 2,115 Covid-19 cases
A doctor checks the health condition of a Covid-19 patient. The Ministry of Health this morning, July 28 reported 2,861 new Covid-19 cases, including three imported cases and 2,858 domestic ones in 17 provinces and cities - PHOTO: VNA
HCMC - The Ministry of Health this morning, July 28 reported 2,861 new Covid-19 cases, including three imported cases and 2,858 domestic ones in 17 provinces and cities, with HCMC accounting for the most at 2,115.
Dong Nai Province came second with 134 infections, followed by Tay Ninh with 120, Dong Thap with 91, Khanh Hoa with 86 and Hanoi with 69. The remaining cases were detected in 11 other localities.
The latest domestic cases raised the country’s tally in the current fourth Covid-19 wave, which began in late April, to 113,345, with over 20,170 patients having made a full recovery.
On July 27, over 258,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered, taking the total number of doses given to people in Vietnam to over five million.
The HCMC government on July 27 decided to set up four more field hospitals for Covid-19 treatment, with a combined capacity of 10,400 beds.
The Hoc Mon Field Hospital has 700 beds and 610 medical workers, while the Nguyen Tri Phuong Covid-19 treatment hospital, located in District 5, has 200 beds and 250 medical workers.
The two others are located in Thu Duc City, with the Field Hospital No. 11 able to serve up to 5,500 Covid-19 patients and the Field Hospital No. 12 having a capacity of 4,000 beds.
Up to now, HCMC has had 37 hospitals specializing in Covid-19 treatment, with a combined capacity of 55,000 beds.
On the same day, over 70 doctors and nurses at K Hospital and E Hospital in Hanoi City traveled to HCMC to help it fight the Covid-19 pandemic. On July 29, 30 other medical workers from the National Geriatric Hospital will arrive in the city to join the fight.
As of July 27, over 6,000 anti-virus forces and medical workers in many provinces and cites nationwide have been dispatched to HCMC for the Covid-19 fight, according to the Ministry of Health.
Apart from mobilizing anti-virus forces, the HCMC Department of Health has decided to increase the number of ambulances for the 115 Emergency Center by 100 within two weeks.
The number of positive Covid-19 cases is surging, mainly in areas under lockdown, according to the municipal department.
As such, to improve the effectiveness of treatment and reduce the Covid-19 death rate, it is necessary to focus on treating seriously-ill Covid-19 patients, those developing symptoms and patients aged over 65, said the department.