51 more people in Hanoi, 59 Nghe An suspected of Covid-19

Hanoi recorded 51 positive cases of nCoV in the past 24 hours, Nghe An added 59 cases, Bac Ninh 18 cases related to the Viettel Post store epidemic cluster.

The Ministry of Health has not announced these cases, which are considered suspected infections.

At Hanoi, 5 new infections were recorded from 12:00 to 18:00 on August 17, bringing the total number of infections recorded from 18:00 on August 17 to 18:00 on August 18. The new infections were all in the cluster of cough fever and people related, recorded in Ba Dinh, Nam Tu Liem, Cau Giay, Thanh Tri. In which, there is a male employee of Viettel Post, 22 years old, in Xuan Phuong, Nam Tu Liem, isolated on August 9 and tested positive for nCoV on August 17.

From August 18, Hanoi carried out the second large-scale test, which is expected to collect over 800,000 samples. By 16:30 pm on the same day, 92,478 samples had been taken, divided into three groups including at-risk subjects, at-risk areas and blocked-off areas. Of which, 500 samples of the risk group were negative, the rest had no results.

At noon on August 17, the Department of Health recorded 41 positive cases, all belonging to the cluster of coughs, fevers and related people, including one community case recorded in Dong Da district; The remaining 40 cases were recorded in isolation areas in Thanh Tri, Bac Tu Liem, Thuong Tin, Ba Dinh, Dong Da, Hoang Mai, Dong Anh, Thach That, Gia Lam, Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung.

In which, 3 men in Minh Khai, Bac Tu Liem, 43, 42 and 21 years old, respectively. They worked at Viettel Post store in Bac Tu Liem branch, isolated from August 9, tested positive for nCoV on August 17.

On the morning of August 18, Hanoi Department of Health recorded 5 new infections, all belonging to the group infected with cough and fever clusters, recorded in districts including Hoang Mai, Dong Da and Dong Anh. They are isolated at Duc Giang hospital, Dong Anh or in a blockade area.

In the fourth outbreak, Hanoi recorded 2,359 infections (excluding cases at central hospitals), of which 1,235 were in the community, 1,125 were in isolation. In which, from August 1 to now, 161 infections have been recorded through screening areas, at-risk subjects and other areas; 1,024 people found through screening cough fever and related people infected with fever cough.

Bac Ninh Provincial Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control recorded 18 new positive cases, all related to employees of Viettel Post stores, mainly in Luong Tai. Thus, as of the morning of August 18, Bac Ninh recorded a total of 52 cases related to this cluster, of which 48 were in Luong Tai, three in Bac Ninh City and one in Gia Binh.

The chain of infection has been severed for 21 consecutive days in Bac Ninh province with no new cases of infection in the community. The health sector and the Steering Committee for Epidemic Prevention and Control have urgently activated anti-epidemic measures with the goal of effectively and thoroughly zoning and stamping out the epidemic, focusing on speeding up the sampling for large-scale testing in the area. .

The province mobilized the Provincial General Hospital, Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital, and health centers of Thuan Thanh, Gia Binh and Que Vo districts to take samples for testing from 14 communes and towns of Luong Tai district. The principle is that villages with cases F0 collect samples by household, villages without cases F0 collect representative samples of households. Currently, Luong Tai has more than 90 sampling points, 63,810 people, 20,473 sampled households.

The number of cases is expected to continue to increase in the coming days. Bac Ninh raised the epidemic warning level to the highest level, mobilized all resources, directed the functional forces to screen objects in the community, quickly traced, prevented the epidemic from spreading on a large scale and extinguished the epidemic. in the fastest time.

The locality has strengthened measures to manage workers at the hostels, asking the inn owners to manage workers not to leave their accommodation after 9pm (except in case of going to work and having special reasons). Maintain testing (rapid test or PCR) weekly for at least 20% of employees, and encourage testing rates to be more than 20%. Businesses can do a quick test by themselves, and send the results to the Department of Health/CDC.

The checkpoint at the entrance to Vinh city in Hung Dong commune (Vinh city) intersects with Hung Nguyen district, at noon on August 17. Photo: Nguyen Hai

Nghe An Center for Disease Control From 6 a.m. on August 17 to this morning, 59 people were positive for nCoV, the first time the province recorded the highest number of patients within 24 hours, since the appearance of Covid-19.

Of these, 25 cases are related to Vinh wholesale market (a new outbreak in the community), scattered in localities such as Nam Dan district, Vinh city, Hung Nguyen district, and Nghi Loc. Since the detection of the first case on August 14, so far the Vinh wholesale market outbreak has detected 45 F0, of which Vinh city 25, Nghi Loc district 8 cases, Hung Nguyen 7 cases, Nam Dan 3 cases.. .

The remaining cases involve people returning from southern provinces; through hospital screening; some are F1 of previously published patients.

During the outbreak from June 13 to now, the province has recorded 614 people infected and suspected of being infected with Covid-19. In which, Quynh Luu district has 131 cases, Vinh city 127 cases, Yen Thanh district 66 cases.

Nghe An province decided to social distance in 3 districts and towns according to Directive 15; in which Thai Hoa town from 18h on 17/8; Hung Nguyen and Nam Dan districts from 0:00 on August 18.

Vinh City applies Directive 16 from 0:00 on August 17. From August 20, Vinh City began to issue access cards to the market for people. Accordingly, each household can go to the market up to 3 days at a time, and are given 5 cards to enter the market for 15 days, each card can only enter the market once.

Cards are divided into 3 groups including group I, group II and group III with the date pre-recorded. Officers distribute cards to households alternately in the order of card groups (each household can only issue one group of cards). For example, card group I includes August 20, August 23, August 26, August 29, and September 1; Group II on August 21, August 24, August 27, August 30, and September 2. People’s Committees of communes and wards are responsible for printing market entry cards according to the form to send to blocks and hamlets to distribute to all households, students, students and workers residing in the area.

A checkpoint in the Old Quarter in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, on August 11.  Photo: Giang Huy

A checkpoint in the Old Quarter in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, on August 11. Photo: Giang Huy

On the morning of August 18, Quang Tri Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control steering committee announced 11 new cases, bringing the total number of nCoV infections in this province to 67. Of these, 7 are passengers on train SE74, which was picked up by Quang Tri province from Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong province on 15/02. 8. After arriving at Dong Ha station, these passengers were taken to concentrated isolation.

The remaining 4 patients traveled by private car from Ho Chi Minh City to Quang Tri at 6 pm on August 15, isolated at a hotel in Gio Linh district.

The above 11 patients were tested positive for nCoV by CDC Quang Tri by RT-PCR method on August 17, treated at the Hospital for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases of Quang Tri province.

Quang Binh Province also announced 8 new infections, of which 6 are F1 becoming F0, 2 are in the concentrated isolation area. Up to now, Quang Binh has a total of 81 cases, of which 20 have recovered.

Thua Thien Hue Center for Disease Control recorded 8 more suspected cases, including 5 men and 3 women, aged 2 to 30, returning from Ho Chi Minh City on August 17. They were all discovered in a concentrated isolation area managed by the military.

To date, Thua Thien Hue has recorded 342 infections, of which 20 were detected in the community. The locality is isolating more than 15,000 people in concentrated quarantine, medical facilities, and home isolation.

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