During the large-scale testing from September 22 to September 25, the overall positive rate of high-risk areas in Ho Chi Minh City decreased from 0.4% to 0.2% of the total number of samples taken.
Nguyen Hong Tam, deputy director in charge of the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC), said at a press conference providing information on the prevention of Covid-19, on the afternoon of September 26.
Specifically, the positive rate of regions on September 22 and September 25 decreased as follows: The green zone decreased from 0.2% to 0.1%. The near green area decreased from 0.3% to 0.2%. The yellow zone has a constant positive rate of 0.2%. Orange zone decreased from 0.6% to 0.3%. The red zone decreased from 0.7% to 0.4%.
“The positive rate gradually decreases with each test cycle, which is a very good sign,” Mr. Tam said.
From September 22 to 30, the city deployed a peak of large-scale testing. In which red and orange areas (high risk and very high) are tested every 2 days for all people. Yellow and green areas are tested every 4 days for representative of the household. Thus, the health sector took two samples in the green and yellow zones; three batches for red and orange zones, totaling more than one million samples per day.
Ho Chi Minh City has implemented large-scale screening tests from August 23 to now, the plan is to take 5 samples for households depending on the risk areas. Currently, 4 phases have been completed, with over 5.3 million samples. The rate of positive samples gradually decreased through the tests, specifically the first phase was 3.6%, the second phase was 2.7%, the third phase was 1.1%, the fourth phase was 1.1%. Phase 5 is being implemented, reaching 49% of the plan (as of September 24), the positive sample rate is 1%.
According to the report of the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City, as of 6pm on September 25, the city had 367,081 Covid-19 cases announced by the Ministry of Health. 39,208 people are being treated, of which, 1,918 critically ill patients are on mechanical ventilation and 23 have ECMO (extracorporeal circulation) interventions. On September 25, there were 131 more deaths, 123 deaths on September 24, the lowest in more than a month (since August 22, before the city increased the distance).
Pham Duc Hai, deputy head of the Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, at a press conference this afternoon, said that the decreasing number of seriously ill patients on ventilators and deaths also showed signs of optimism in the fight against COVID-19. Translate.
The total number of patients discharged from hospital in the city so far is 190,573 people. In addition, the city has administered a total of 9,441,815 injections, of which 6,814,687 first shots and 2,627,128 second injections.