Specifically, the period of separation, instead of ending on August 23, will continue at least through the national day of September 2. Khong Minh Tuan, Deputy Director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Hanoi, assessed that the number of infections in Hanoi has not shown any signs of cooling down.
“The number of cases has decreased in one place but increased in another, the situation is quite complicated. In my opinion, the city may have to stay away for at least another week, especially through National Day September 2”, Mr. Tuan said. . CDC Hanoi will need more results on the disease situation in the city to have the most accurate advice for city leaders.
This morning, Hanoi recorded 14 more Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the 4th outbreak from April 29 to now to 2,423. Regarding sampling for high-risk subjects, as of 19:00 on August 19, the whole city had collected 421,108 samples, of which 107,259 samples had negative results, the rest were waiting for results.
The epidemic has spread to 30/30 districts, towns, the most is Dong Anh district (322 cases), then Thanh Tri district (264 cases) and Dong Da district (261 cases) with many clusters of unknown cases. spread, many outbreaks developed complicatedly. From August 1 to now, the city has recorded 1,249 cases, of which 73 are screened for cough and fever in the community; 1,015 cases of cough, secondary fever. 26 screening cases were in high-risk areas, 3 F0 screenings belonged to high-risk groups and 132 F0 belonged to other sources of infection.
The epidemic situation in Hanoi has tended to decrease in the past 2 weeks and experts believe that it is possible to limit and cut off the source of infection. However, Hanoi’s risk is still very high. Through screening, it shows that there are still scattered and lurking F0s in the community, so the distance and strict implementation of 5K is an extremely important measure to cut off the source of infection.
The city will continue to take samples for the second large-scale test from August 18 to August 20, determined to remove all F0 in red, high-risk and key areas.
According to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Anh Tri, Chairman of the Medical Advisory Council of Medlatec Hospital, it is necessary to wait for the next 2 or 3 days to monitor the epidemic situation before making a final decision. /9 coming. The results of the second large-scale testing are very important in deciding whether to continue to distance Hanoi or not.
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