Hanoi adds 67 cases in 24 hours

Hanoi Center for Disease Control (CDC) on the evening of November 3 recorded 67 new infections in 7 current outbreaks, the highest in a month (in days).

The outbreak in Bach Tru village, Tien Thang commune, Me Linh district (discovered on October 27) recorded 28 new cases, including 25 people in Tien Thang commune and 3 people in Tan Minh commune, Soc Son district. Accumulated in 8 days, this outbreak has 108 cases.

In Sai Son, Quoc Oai town, Quoc Oai district, today 3 more cases, all F1, including one in Kim Bai, Thanh Oai; two in Ngoc My and Quoc Oai town, in Quoc Oai district. From October 24 to now, this outbreak has recorded a total of 138 infections.

3 positive cases related to Ninh Hiep market in Gia Lam district, including one seller and two people going to the market on October 20, October 31 and November 2. In 4 days, this outbreak recorded 7 infections.

And the outbreak in Nam Du, Linh Nam, 2 more cases, all F1 in Ung Hoa; outbreak of Tran Quang Dieu, O Cho Dua, Dong Da 2 more cases; a cluster of people from epidemic provinces and F1s added 17 cases; 12 cases detected through screening cough and fever and related people.

Since October 28, the number of infections a day in Hanoi has always been more than 20, yesterday recorded 62 new infections. The whole city currently has 8 clusters of infections with 7 outbreaks, including Phu Vinh, Hoai Duc; Bach Tru, Tien Thang Commune, Me Linh; Linh Nam, Hoang Mai; Sai Son, Quoc Oai; Le Duc Tho, My Dinh, Nam Tu Liem; Tran Quang Dieu, O Cho Dua, Dong Da; Ninh Hiep, Gia Lam.

Medical staff disinfect an outbreak in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Chieu

A representative of the Hanoi Department of Health said on November 2 that the two highest infection clusters in Me Linh and Quoc Oai were related to mass gatherings such as funerals and weddings. Most of the infections are familial, with many people infected. They have been vaccinated, most have no symptoms.

The Department of Health assessed that the risk of infection in Hanoi is still high because the epidemic in neighboring provinces and cities is still complicated and increasing. In addition, many places gather in large numbers after applying easing measures. It is forecasted that Hanoi will continue to add complex and high-risk infection chains.

In the fourth outbreak, Hanoi recorded 4,588 infections, of which 1,737 were in the community, 2,851 were detected in isolation.



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