376 severe and very serious Covid-19 patients

According to the Subcommittee on Treatment, the Ministry of Health, as of July 7, medical facilities across the country are treating 270 Covid-19 patients with severe prognosis, 106 with very severe prognosis.

Overall, out of the total number of patients up to 7/7, the rate of cases with severe prognosis accounted for 3.3%, very severe prognosis accounted for 1.3%, 9 patients had a prognosis of death (0.1%), according to the State Department of Health. Treatment Committee.

As of this morning, the number of Covid-19 deaths in this outbreak is 70, bringing the number of deaths from the beginning of 2020 to now to 105 cases.

In the past 4 outbreaks of more than a year and a half, the first wave at the beginning of last year and the third wave related to Hai Duong earlier this year had no deaths. The second outbreak related to Da Nang, occurred in mid-2020, with a total of more than 550 infections across the country, 35 deaths were recorded.

In an emergency meeting with the anti-epidemic department to support Ho Chi Minh City on the late afternoon of July 7, Minister Long directed the provinces and cities to set up an Intensive Care Center (ICU) to treat severe Covid-19 patients. In the immediate future, establish two ICU centers, one in Dong Nai for the Southeast region and one in Can Tho for the western provinces.

Minister Long said that the Delta mutation could cause a higher patient death rate than previous outbreaks, so “localities need to set up centers to treat severe patients”.

On the same day, the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment, the Ministry of Health, directed the Department of Health of Can Tho and Can Tho Central General Hospital to prepare to set up a 50-bed ICU unit to treat severe Covid-19 patients for the area. Mekong Delta region.

The Ministry of Health is also building scenario for bad situation and review equipment, ventilators, cardiopulmonary bypass machines (ECMO), HFNC high-flow oxygen ventilators, including oxygen, drugs, chemicals, protective equipment… to prepare for multi-case situations infection, severe case.

Minister Long assessed that the Covid-19 situation in Ho Chi Minh City is very complicated and is likely to increase rapidly in the coming days. The localities that are also currently hot spots of the epidemic include Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Quang Ngai, Phu Yen, Dong Thap, Long An, and Tien Giang.

He suggested that localities prepare test kits (test kits) and increase testing capacity. The Ministry of Health will facilitate the import of biological testing products, and at the same time increase the production of test kits in the country.

Particularly in Ho Chi Minh City, the Minister suggested prioritizing rapid screening every three days in the epidemic core and blockade areas; Every 7 days in very high risk areas. Other areas take representative samples, monitor the community, monitor all cases of medical examination and treatment at medical facilities in order to detect infections early for isolation, tracing and effective treatment.

The fourth wave of Covid-19 has spread to most of the country. Soldiers in white shirts are stretching themselves against the epidemic in the hot summer. To support the frontline, individuals and businesses can accompany the program “Powering the epidemic center”. See details here.

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