In the past 24 hours, 5,582 cases were detected in isolation or blockade areas (decrease of 270 cases), 9,940 cases in the community (increase of 589 cases). Tay Ninh surpassed Long An, ranked 4th in the country in terms of total infections. Ben Tre is one of four provinces with more than 1,000 cases today, the first time to record such a high number of infections.
The average number of infections recorded in the past 7 days is 15,274 cases/day. A week earlier (as of December 8), an average of 14,208 cases per day were recorded.
Today recorded 283 deaths in: Ho Chi Minh City 74, An Giang 27, Binh Duong 25, Dong Nai 22, Tien Giang 18, Can Tho (23 cases in the past two days), Vinh Long (15 cases in the past two days). ), Long An 10, Soc Trang, Tay Ninh, Dong Thap all 9, Binh Thuan and Kien Giang 7, Bac Lieu 5, Khanh Hoa 4, Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Hai Phong, Tra Vinh each 3, Binh Dinh, Binh Phuoc, Ba Ria – Vung Tau are 2, Hanoi one.
The average number of deaths recorded in the past 7 days is 241 cases. The total number of deaths in Vietnam so far is 28,616, accounting for 2% of the total number of infections.
In the fourth wave, the number of domestic infections was 1,453,729, of which 1,060,611 cases were announced to be cured.
Regarding treatment, the number of recovered patients in a day was 2,992 cases. The total number of cured cases reached 1,063,428 cases. The number of critically ill patients being treated is 7,822, of which 5,332 oxygen masks, 1,343 HFNC high-flow oxygen, 160 non-invasive mechanical ventilation, 967 invasive mechanical ventilation and 20 ECMO cases.
Thus, the number of severe cases is continuing to increase. According to experts, when the number of infections increases, the number of severe cases will increase, and the number of deaths will also increase. In the current climate of adaptation, experts say an increase in infections is predictable, making it important to control severe case rates and mortality.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, Vietnam has recorded 1,459,175 infections, ranking 32 out of 223 countries and territories.
Two provinces and cities have no secondary infections in the area in the past 14 days: Bac Kan, Lai Chau.
Localities with high cumulative infections during this outbreak: Ho Chi Minh City 490,435 cases, Binh Duong 288,279, Dong Nai 93,375, Tay Ninh 41,468, Long An 39,474 cases.
Regarding testing, in the past 24 hours, 120,640 test samples were taken for 299,463 turns of people. The number of tests from April 27 to now has done 28.2 million samples for 71.7 million people.
Regarding vaccination, on December 14, 568,806 doses of vaccine were administered. Thus, the total number of doses administered is 135.2 million doses, of which the first injection is 75.1 million doses, the second injection is 59 million doses, and the third injection (additional injection/reinforced injection and the third dose of the vaccine). Abdala vaccine) more than one million doses.
The Ministry of Health requested localities to urgently speed up the vaccination schedule for people of the specified age; ensure safe vaccination, give priority to vaccination for people aged 50 years and over, people with underlying diseases.
On December 14, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City issued a plan to build a medical posture to cope with the Omicron variant, with the goal of effectively implementing measures to prevent the variant from entering and detecting the earliest occurrence of Omicron. in the city.
Hanoi City deployed 32 hospitals, collecting facilities and 27 collecting facilities according to the model of mobile medical stations with the capacity to treat 100,000 cases.