Covid-19 Da Nang in 36 days last year recorded 389 cases, hospital attacks, 35 deaths due to accompanying background disease. Covid-19 Hai Duong 24 days ago recorded 590 cases, mainly workers, continued to develop complicatedly.
On July 25, 2020, Da Nang recorded “patient 416”, male, 57 years old, as the first case of infection, starting the second wave of Covid-19.
Six months later, two outbreaks in Hai Duong and Quang Ninh were discovered after the Ministry of Health recorded “patient 1552” and “patient 1553”. The epidemic broke out very quickly and quickly spread. Within a week, the Ministry of Health recorded cases in 10 provinces, of which Hai Duong was the most worrying situation in the country. A few days later, Covid-19 appeared in three more provinces.
Evaluating more than 20 days of the last Hai Duong epidemic, looking back at the Da Nang epidemic last year, the experts on February 19 gave 3 main differences:
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“Compared to Da Nang, the number of cases in Hai Duong has far exceeded”, said Dang Quang Tan, Director of Preventive Medicine.. From the first case on January 28 to now, Hai Duong has recorded 590 cases of infection in all 12/12 districts and cities. On average, more than 20 cases are recorded per day. 5 major outbreaks include Chi Linh city, Cam Giang district, Kinh Mon town, Nam Sach district and Hai Duong city.
Da Nang outbreak took place in 36 days, recorded 389 cases. The average number of recorded cases during the first 20 days was 15 cases per day.
According to Associate Professor Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of Medical Administration, Hai Duong recorded the highest number of infected people out of 13 provinces. In the first day, Hai Duong recorded 77 cases, then 48. Up to now, the number of infections recorded daily is still very high. Two days a day the locality records at least 18 cases per day.
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Disease outbreaks in Hai Duong occurred in industrial clusters with a very large number of workers, leading to high F1 traceability here. Since January 25, the province has traced 14,000 F1; tested 135,421 people.
In Da Nang for 36 days, the city traced more than 11,000 F1; 384,613 cases were tested.
In Da Nang, nCoV attacks a hospital, where there are many elderly patients, many serious chronic illnesses that cause heavy loss of life. According to statistics of the Ministry of Health, the Da Nang epidemic recorded 35 deaths from Covid-19 with severe chronic underlying disease. Takes 36 days to localize and stamp out the epidemic.
In Hai Duong, which is slightly lighter, but the number of cases is large, in 12/12 districts, there are cases of Covid-19. Particularly, the outbreak of Cam Giang and Hai Duong city is still very complicated.
Director Khue said that in Da Nang in the first two weeks, the number of daily infections tended to decrease. Meanwhile, the current trend in Hai Duong is still unclear, and outbreaks have appeared in the community. The number of people in isolation is very large.
The strain in Hai Duong is the British variant B.1.1.7, which is able to spread faster than the European variant D614G in Da Nang. According to the scientists, the new variant of nCoV is capable of transmitting 70% faster and more powerful than previous strains, there is no basis to show higher virulence at the time of the study.
Up to now, major outbreaks such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Quang Ninh have basically been controlled. Other outbreaks such as Hai Phong, Hoa Binh, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Binh Duong, Hung Yen, Bac Giang and Gia Lai have not reported cases in the last 7 to 20 days. However, the risk of an outbreak is always present, especially in big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City because people return to work from localities after Tet.
By the morning of February 20, the country had recorded 770 cases of community infection in the past 24 days, ranking 172th in the world, 41 in Asia and 7th in Southeast Asia in terms of number of cases.
8 provinces and cities have not reported new infections for several days, including Hai Phong (20 days), Hoa Binh (17 days), Ha Giang (13 days), Dien Bien (13 days), Binh Duong (12 days). , Hung Yen (9 days – new cases on February 18, Hung Yen reported for Hai Duong), Bac Giang, Ho Chi Minh City (8 days), Bac Ninh and Gia Lai (7 days).
The Ministry of Health continues to check, speed-trace, take samples to test cases related to cases or go back from epidemic areas. In the case of going back from Cam Giang, Hai Duong from January 15, and people living in the same house must make medical declaration, take samples for testing. Authorities continuously notify the places of risk so that people know and report to health authorities for timely screening and testing.