Medical forces were present at the apartment complex with a positive case of COVID-19 in Thu Duc on the morning of May 18 – Photo: NHAT THINH
According to the Ministry of Health, 31 new cases (patient 4513-4543) include 1 quarantined case right after entry in Ho Chi Minh City, 30 domestic cases were recorded in Bac Ninh (16), Bac Giang (10), Lang Son (3), and Ho Chi Minh City (1), of which 8 New case in isolation area, 22 New cases in the blockaded area.
As of 6 a.m. on May 19, Vietnam has a total of 3,072 domestic cases and 1,471 imported cases, from April 27 to now, 1,502 have been recorded. new cases.
The Ministry of Health also said that testing capacity is outstanding, from the beginning of the epidemic season to May 18, the whole country carried out Realtime RT-PCR tests with 3,324,043 samples, equivalent to 4,398,533 turns of people tested. , of which from April 29 to now, 548,538 samples have been taken, equivalent to 871,594 turns of people.
Details of new cases:
1 quarantine case right after entry nhập
Cases 4513: male, 41 years old, professional, Belgian nationality. On May 15, he entered Tan Son Nhat Airport from Qatar on flight QR970 and was isolated immediately after entering Ho Chi Minh City. The first test result on May 17 was positive for SARS-CoV-2. Currently being isolated and treated at Cu Chi Field Hospital.
HCMC (1 case)
Case 4514: male, 35 years old, address in Thu Duc City; Epidemiological information is still being investigated. Test results on May 18 were positive for SARS-CoV-2. Currently being isolated and treated at Cu Chi field hospital.
Lang Son (3 cases)
Cases 4515-4517: 1 case is F1 of patient 3482 and 2 cases are workers of Quang Chau Industrial Park, Bac Giang province, who have been isolated before. Test results on May 18 were positive for SARS-CoV-2. Currently being isolated and treated at the Health Center of Huu Lung district, Lang Son province.
Bac Ninh (16 cases)
Cases 4518-4533: including 13 F1s in the blockade area and 3 F1s of patient 3277, who have been isolated before. Test results on May 18 were positive for SARS-CoV-2.
Bac Giang (10 cases)
Cases 4534-4543: including 9 F1s related to Van Trung Industrial Park and 1 F1 of patient 4244, who have been isolated. Test results on May 18 were positive for SARS-CoV-2.
Bac Ninh and Bac Giang are the two hottest spots today and notably, they are two provinces next to each other, so they exchange and spread to each other. On the afternoon of May 18, the Ministry of Health had a meeting with Bac Ninh province and assessed that the number of cases will continue to increase, requiring strong measures to prevent epidemics in industrial parks and residential areas.
On the afternoon of May 18, experts from the Critical Patient Advisory Group also conducted a consultation to discuss the treatment of 20 severe cases, which is the largest number of severe cases ever in a single diagnostic session. .
In Bac Ninh, the hot spot of the epidemic, there are currently 25 severe cases, of which 3 are very serious. On the afternoon of May 18, the Ministry of Health assigned Bach Mai Hospital to send experts to support the construction of an active treatment area for severe cases in Bac Ninh.
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