(Wednesday, 17/02/2021 09:10)
The Ministry of Health recommends ministries, branches, localities, political and social organizations continue to raise the highest level of vigilance against the COVID-19 epidemic, and mobilize the entire political system to participate in prevention the epidemic COVID-19 right from the beginning of 2021, should not be subjective and neglectful in epidemic prevention, considering the prevention of COVID-19 epidemic and infectious diseases as the central task.
Morning, February 17th : No new cases were recorded
The 6pm newsletter on February 17 (the morning of the 6th day of the Lunar New Year) of the National Steering Committee for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 states that there have been no new cases of COVID-19, nearly 146,000 people isolated against the epidemic.
Specifically, till 6 Am on February 17: Vietnam has a total of 1412 cases of COVID-19 due to domestic infections, of which the number of new cases since January 27 to now is 719 cases. From 6pm on February 16 to 6 o’clock on February 17: 0 new cases.
The total number of people in close contact and entry from the epidemic area under medical monitoring (quarantine) is 145,925 people. In which, the isolation concentrated in the hospital: 584 people; concentrated isolation at other establishments: 15,251 people and isolation at home, accommodation: 130,090 people.
Regarding the treatment situation: According to the report of the Treatment Sub-Committee of the National Steering Committee for the prevention and control of COVID-19, up to now, our country has cured 1,573 COVID-19 patients.
Up to this point among COVID-19 patients being treated in health facilities, the number of first-negative cases with SARS-CoV-2 virus: 37 cases; Number of second negative cases for SARS-CoV-2: 29 cases, number of third negative cases is 20 cases.
Among patients being treated at medical facilities across the country, currently BN1536 who is being treated at Da Nang Lung Hospital is the most severe patient. BN1536 is elderly, has a history of hypertension and diabetes for many years.
Regarding treatment, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said that in recent years, the Ministry of Health has continued to increase human resources to support, direct localities and medical facilities to perform well the work. treatment for sick people. In terms of treatment, the treatment facilities continue to perform well. Doctors always try their best to treat patients in the best way.
The risk is always standing
According to the Ministry of Health, in general, the COVID-19 epidemic in the provinces and cities has been basically controlled; 12/13 provinces and cities (except Hai Duong) with outbreaks in the community tend to reduce cases over the past day. Outbreaks in Hanoi, City. Ho Chi Minh was quickly controlled with drastic epidemic prevention measures.
Among the provinces and cities, the epidemic situation in Hai Duong is still complicated, possibly persisting when the number of cases has not decreased, especially in Cam Giang district with industrial clusters with large numbers of workers ( 60,000 people). The risk of disease spread in the community is always standing, especially in big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. In Ho Chi Minh City, when there are many cases of disease in the community, the source of the infection is unknown, especially when people come back to work from localities. When detecting cases in localities in the community, it is necessary to drastically implement measures to handle the epidemic faster than one level, one level higher; urgently, speed up the implementation of tracing, detect, isolate, test, localize, and thoroughly handle.
Continuing to raise the highest level of vigilance
The Ministry of Health recommends ministries, branches, localities, political and social organizations continue to raise the highest level of vigilance against the COVID-19 epidemic, and mobilize the entire political system to participate in prevention. epidemic COVID-19 right from the beginning of 2021, should not be subjective and neglectful in epidemic prevention, considering the prevention of COVID-19 epidemic and infectious diseases as the central task. The localities where border lines have directed to further strengthen the control of border lines, roads and waterways to strictly manage entry and exit, preventing illegal entry and crossing. out of COVID-19 infection in the community. Urgently prosecute the illegal cross-border lines, strictly deal with intentional violations.
How to live safely with the COVID-19 pandemic:
People need to comply with the 5K principle of the Ministry of Health:
Source: Minister of Health in Vietnam