Thus, in the past 24 hours, the number of infections in Ho Chi Minh City increased by 172 cases, Binh Duong decreased by 819 cases, Dong Nai increased by 145 cases, Long An decreased by 153 cases, Tien Giang decreased by 129 cases.
Of the number of infections today, 2,853 cases were detected in isolation or quarantined areas (down 2,277 cases), 5,935 cases are under epidemiological investigation (increased 1,470 cases).
8,788 cases were recorded in: Ho Chi Minh City 3,731 cases, Binh Duong 2,513, Dong Nai 443, Long An 428, Tien Giang 282, Da Nang 134, Kien Giang 169, An Giang 105, Tay Ninh 104, Can Tho 91, Khanh Hoa 86 , Ben Tre 72, Phu Yen 65, Vinh Long 61, Nghe An 59, Quang Nam 53, Hanoi 46, Dong Thap 31, Binh Thuan 20, Thua Thien Hue 17, Hau Giang 16, Binh Dinh 15, Dak Nong 13, Quang Tri 12, Quang Ngai 9, Ninh Thuan, Quang Binh and Ha Tinh each have 8 cases, Gia Lai and Bac Ninh have 7 each, Lam Dong and Thanh Hoa each have 6, Dak Lak 5, Lao Cai 4, Son. La and Ca Mau have 2 cases each, Ninh Binh, Thai Binh, Vinh Phuc, Lang Son, Dien Bien and Bac Lieu provinces have one case each.
The number of new cases brings the total number of infections in Ho Chi Minh City to 159,917, Binh Duong 52,346, Long An 16,007, Dong Nai 14,945, Dong Thap 5,369, Tien Giang 5,141, Khanh Hoa 4,733, Tay Ninh 3,717, Can Tho 3,012, Hanoi 2,591, Da Nang 2,383, Phu Yen 2,280, Vinh Long 1,842, Bac Ninh 1,784, Binh Thuan 1,564, Ben Tre 1,416, An Giang 978, Kien Giang 712, Ninh Thuan 644, Nghe An 595, Dak Lak 550, Quang Ngai 512, Binh Dinh 490, Gia Lai 406, Hau Giang 367, Thua Thien Hue 351, Ha Tinh 333, Quang Nam 313, Vinh Phuc 233, Lam Dong 206, Dak Nong 206, Lang Son 153, Thanh Hoa 143, Son La 89, Lao Cai 87 , Bac Lieu 82, Quang Binh 73, Thai Binh 69, Ca Mau 66, Dien Bien 61, Quang Tri 59, Ninh Binh 58.
On August 18, 298 deaths were recorded in: Ho Chi Minh City 255 cases, Binh Duong 20, Long An 11, Can Tho, Ben Tre, Vinh Long each place 2, the provinces of Da Nang, Bac Giang, Binh Thuan, Dong Nai, Dong Thap and Kien Giang one each.
The total number of deaths from Covid-19 in Vietnam as of August 18 is 6,770, a rate of 2.2% of the total number of cases and equal to the death rate from Covid-19 in the world.
The total number of community infections from April 27 to now is 297,921, recorded in 62 provinces. 3,751 people were declared cured on August 18, bringing the total number of cured cases to 115,059. Number of critically ill patients receiving ICU treatment: 654. Number of critically ill patients receiving ECMO: 20.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, Vietnam has had 302,101 infections, ranking 73/222 countries and territories. Calculating the rate of infections per 1 million people, Vietnam ranks 170th (with an average of 3,073 infections for every 1 million people).
Four provinces including Hai Phong, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau and Tuyen Quang have not recorded new cases for 14 days.
Bac Kan, Quang Ninh, 30 days have passed without recording new cases.
Five provinces and cities with high number of cases recorded are Ho Chi Minh City 160,117 cases, Binh Duong 52,346, Long An 16,007, Dong Nai 14,945, Bac Giang 5,795.
Regarding testing, In the past 24 hours, 210,030 tests were performed for 676,379 turns of people. The number of tests from April 27 to now has done 8,676,847 samples for 25,118,695 turns of people.
Regarding vaccinations, the total number of doses of vaccine injected was 15,518,869, of which 1 dose was 14,032,444 doses, and the second dose was 1,486,425 doses.
The Ministry of Health today issued a decision to grant 30,000 vials of remdesivir to treat Covid-19 to many medical facilities in the southern provinces that are treating severe Covid-19 patients. There are 17 hospitals (Covid-19 Intensive Care Centers) together with Can Tho Central Hospital and Health Departments of provinces and cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Tien Giang, Dong Nai, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Long An, Dong Thap, Tay Ninh and Can Tho were given remdesivir in this batch. This is the second time that remdesivir has been issued by the Ministry of Health to serve the needs of medical facilities to treat Covid-19 patients. Previously, on August 8, the first batch of 10,000 vials of remdesivir was put into treatment for Covid-19 patients in Ho Chi Minh City.
On August 18, the multi-storey Covid-19 field hospital in Tan Binh, Ho Chi Minh City, operated by Thong Nhat Hospital (central hospital under the Ministry of Health), operated with a scale of 1,000 beds. . This is the first field hospital model in Ho Chi Minh City to treat all 3 levels of Covid-19 disease at the same time (mild, moderate and severe disease).
To help F0s isolated at home to monitor their health while waiting for the Rapid Response Team to support hospitalization when showing severe symptoms, Ho Chi Minh City set up SpO2 measurement stations and oxygenated oxygen in neighborhoods and residential groups.
Nghe An Provincial People’s Committee surveyed to establish 2 more field hospitals in Cua Lo town.
From today to August 23, Can Tho City Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital starts injecting Covid-19 vaccine for pregnant women (gestational age from over 13 weeks), with an expected number of 1,000 doses.
From August 18, Quang Nam increased the concentrated isolation period from 7 to 14 days for people returning from provinces and cities that are implementing social distancing according to Directive 16.