HCMCPatients 1347, 1348, and 1349 do not have any typical symptoms of Covid-19 such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and high risk of infection.
Mr. Nguyen Tan Binh, Director of the HCM City Department of Health, said this information at the meeting of the Steering Committee for the prevention and control of Covid-19 city, on the afternoon of December 3.
The source of transmission of these three patients was identified as “patient 1342”, the 28-year-old male hostess of Vietnam Airlines. This flight attendant is classified by the Ministry of Health as infected in the quarantine area, currently in stable health, just a little tired, coughing. Three patients 1347, 1348 and 1349 transmitted to the community, not only had no symptoms, but still had good health both before and after testing positive for nCoV.
“Patients do not have common clinical symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, so the risk of infection is very high”, Mr. Binh said.
Number of people exposed F1 (near) and F2 (exposure of exposure) four patients, up to 14:00 on 3/12 up to 2,344 people.
During the epidemics, Vietnam noted Many patients with Covid-19 have no symptoms. According to a June study by doctors at the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, asymptomatic nCoV infections are still at risk in the community.
Dr. Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Director of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases of Ho Chi Minh City, said asymptomatic nCoV infection is a fairly common situation, accounting for a high proportion (about 40%), increasing the risk of plus infection. copper. These individuals can pass COV to their contacts through saliva droplets while talking or coughing.
According to the Director of the City Department of Health, four patients have very complex travel schedules, to 9 of the city’s 24 districts, including districts 1, 3, 6, 10, 11, Phu Nhuan, Binh Tan, Tan Binh, Tan Phu. In particular, many public places, crowded such as airports, cafes, cafes, hospitals, gyms … The one year old child also follows his parents and “patient 1347” to many places, including fair, pagoda.
In particular, two patients 1347, 1349 are teachers and students of two English centers. The classroom environment is tight, narrow, and air-conditioned, so all students in the classes in which these two attend are counted as F1.
All 852 F1 of four patients had test results, in addition to the three published positive (1347, 1348, 1349), the rest were negative. In case F2 had 1,492 people, 1,344 samples were negative, while 148 samples were waiting for the results. The total number of tests so far this afternoon has resulted in 2,196.
The city health sector continues to trace, avoiding the omission of relevant people, at all updated locations. All F1 have been isolated and concentrated in the district. The F2s were asked to undergo home isolation, take a test sample and wait for the results of F1. The city temporarily blocked, disinfected the whereabouts and locations of the patients had arrived.
At the same time, Ho Chi Minh City actively retrieves information for other provinces such as Da Nang, Dong Nai, Quang Ninh … Someone has been in contact with patients to have strict medical supervision measures.
According to Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, “patient 1342” up to 12/12 has only 14 days of isolation.
“This afternoon, the city has not recorded new cases in the community. However, do not be reassured by the epidemic development in the coming days is still very unpredictable”, Mr. Phong emphasized.
The city president added that there is a situation where patients have not voluntarily reported schedules, which is “irresponsible to themselves, their family and the community, causing tremendous harm”. He asked the health sector to urgently control the epidemic more quickly. People in daily life and working should actively protect themselves by restricting and refusing to come into contact with people who do not wear masks.