The number of Covid-19 cases in Can Tho in the past week has increased to the highest level ever, medical facilities are overloaded, F0 are treated at home.
According to the Department of Health of Can Tho City, from November 15 to the morning of November 21, 4,528 cases were recorded, bringing the total number of cases to 17,029. In which, on November 19, 939 cases were recorded, on the morning of November 21, 742 cases were detected. A series of outbreaks in residential areas, businesses, hospitals… were detected.
Up to now, 9,220 patients have been cured, 142 died, 3,054 F0 are being treated, of which 125 are severe and critical. Can Tho medical facilities have 3,100 Covid treatment beds; Thus, it is overloaded.
Mr. Pham Phu Truong Giang (Deputy Director in charge of Can Tho Department of Health) said that the city requisitioned a field hospital, combining existing medical facilities to receive and treat F0 with underlying diseases, symptoms proof. However, Can Tho decided not to open more field hospitals because the current speed of expansion of field hospitals cannot keep up with the increased rate of F0, “and it is not necessary”. Moreover, the majority of Can Tho people have been vaccinated with the first dose, so the symptoms are mild and not life-threatening.
Therefore, according to Mr. Giang, Can Tho allows treatment of asymptomatic F0 at home. The health sector has consolidated the grassroots medical lines, established mobile medical stations, equipped with oxygen tanks, blood oxygen measuring devices, medical supplies, treatment drugs… and strengthened doctors and nurses for the medical staff. this establishment.
Can Tho has about 6,000 health workers. Of which, 3,000 medics and doctors are treating Covid-19 patients, 2,000 continue to carry out normal medical examination and treatment activities for people, the rest are involved in the tracing and collection of asymptomatic F0. Mr. Giang did not mention reinforcements.
Mr. Tran Viet Truong (Chairman of Can Tho City People’s Committee) acknowledged that in recent days, the number of F0 has increased, people are worried. “However, the city is still able to control the epidemic situation,” he said.
The reason for the high number of infections, Can Tho officials said that as the center of the West, the flow of people going in and out of the city to do business and trade every day is very large after easing the distance. Therefore, the disease has favorable conditions to spread and spread.
In addition, many manufacturing enterprises no longer implement the “3-on-the-spot” option, workers coming home from work come into contact with many people in communities and residential areas, so the risk of infection is high. A part of the people have a negligent and subjective mentality.
Can Tho has received 500,000 doses of Verocel vaccine and more than 170,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine. In the next week, the city will vaccinate all 18-year-olds and over 100,000 children 12-17 years old. The head of the Can Tho city government said that at the same time, it will strengthen the grassroots medical capacity to well treat asymptomatic F0 and isolate F1 at home.
Up to now, the city has vaccinated against Covid-19 for 913,708 people (96.8% of the population aged 18 and over); in which 649,602 cases were injected with two doses.