Covid-19 cases in Hanoi increased sharply

HanoiThe Hanoi Center for Disease Control (CDC) on the evening of December 10 recorded 863 new infections in 24 hours, the highest in the 4th outbreak.

The Ministry of Health tonight announced 637 new infections in Hanoi. Thus, some cases today have not been assigned patient codes.

According to the general news website of the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment, as of 5pm on December 9, the city is treating 6,978 cases at 11 hospitals. Of these, 83 are severe and critical.

Of the infections today, there are 272 community cases, 478 in isolation areas and 113 in blockade areas. Thus, the number of community cases increased by 50 cases compared to yesterday.

Community cases are distributed in 25 districts, including: Hai Ba Trung 84, Dong Da and Hoang Mai 28, Thanh Xuan and Gia Lam 19, Dong Anh and Ha Dong 9, Tay Ho 8, Cau Giay, Chuong My and Hoan. Swords evenly 7, Thach That and Nam Tu Liem 6, Hoai Duc and Long Bien 5, Thanh Tri, Thanh Oai, Thuong Tin and Ba Dinh each 4, Bac Tu Liem 3, My Duc 2, Ung Hoa, Son Tay, Quoc Wow, Ba Vi are all one.

Covid-19 patient being treated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, December 2021. Photo: Giang Huy

Health industry leaders forecast the possibility of up to thousands of positive cases per day. However, the city has achieved a high rate of vaccination against Covid-19 (over 95% of people 18 years of age and older receive full doses), so most of the cases are mild and asymptomatic (about 92%), which can be treated. home treatment or mobile clinic.

Currently, 30 districts, towns and more than 15,000 are isolated, treating hundreds of mild F0 at home. The results of the review of over 2.1 million households showed that more than 800,000 households are eligible to organize home isolation (when there are cases of infection).

The total number of infections in Hanoi during the 4th epidemic (from April 29) was 16,822 cases, of which the number of communities was 6,341 cases, the number of cases in the isolation area was 10,481 cases.

Thuy Quynh