The Ministry of Health on the afternoon of January 4, recorded 3 cases of positive nCoV, all of them entered isolated in Ba Ria – Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City. Total infections to 1,497.
“Patient 1495”, male, 26 years old, in Dien Nguyen commune, Dien Chau district, Nghe An province. On December 20, he entered Tan Son Nhat airport on flight VN5031, immediately quarantined, and took samples for testing in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. Test result was positive for nCoV twice a day, 3/1 patient treated at Medical Center of Long Dien district, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.
“Patient 1496”, female, 40 years old, and 3 year old girl is “Patient 1497”, in Vi Xuyen ward, Nam Dinh city, Nam Dinh province. On December 30, two people from Germany entered Tan Son Nhat airport on flight VN30, immediately quarantined, took a sample in Ho Chi Minh City, and tested positive for nCoV. Currently, they are treating at the Children’s Hospital of Ho Chi Minh City.
Previously, on the flight above, there were 5 cases positive for nCoV, isolated in Binh Duong.
Thus, the total cases increased to 1,497, the number from 1,339. The death toll from Covid-19 was 35, with four deaths after three to four negative tests. The rest of the patients were in stable health, in which 9 people tested negative for nCoV once, 6 were negative for the second time and 5 were negative for the third time.
The total number of people in close contact and entry from the epidemic zone is more than 19,000. In which, isolation concentrated in hospital more than 150; concentrated isolation more than 17,000, the rest are at home or in place of stay.
Vietnam has 33 days of not recording new infections in the community. However, the risk of epidemic infiltration is always permanent, especially when increasing the number of flights bringing Vietnamese citizens and water experts. Authorities always warn about the risk of epidemic intrusion from people entering illegally.
The Ministry of Health recommends that people continue to well implement the “5K Message”, especially wearing a mask and washing their hands with soap and antiseptic solution.
The world records more than 1.8 million deaths from COV in more than 85 million infected people. The US is the country most severely affected by the epidemic, followed by India and Brazil.