3 possible sources of Covid-19 infection in Hanoi identified

Among three sources of infection that may lead to an increase in Covid-19 cases in Hanoi, the chairman of Hanoi People's Committee emphasized an F0 in the city’s neighboring localities
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Amid the complex Covid-19 situation in Thuan Thanh District in Bac Ninh Province, which borders Hanoi, Chairman of Hanoi City People's Committee Chu Ngoc Anh on May 9 worked with Kim Son Commune in Gia Lam District where the reported coronavirus cases linked to the outbreak in Thuan Thanh, according to VnExpress.

The chairman said that although the city had made efforts to prevent and control the pandemic, it was likely to record a surge in new infections in the upcoming days due to three sources of transmission. The first source could be from 1,500 F1 cases that had been put under centralized quarantine and had samples taken for Covid-19 testing.

3 possible sources of Covid-19 infection in Hanoi identified
Chairman of Hanoi City People's Committee Chu Ngoc Anh worked with Kim Son Commune in Gia Lam District. Photo: VnExpress

The second source may stem from cases related to two outbreaks in the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District and K Hospital.

There are about 5,000 cases in Hanoi related to the outbreak in K Hospital. The city has taken samples from them for Covid-19 testing, with 1,000 cases still awaiting results. People in supermarkets, restaurants and residential establishments surrounding the hospital have all tested negative for the virus once. Meanwhile, 2,000 cases linked to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases have also tested negative.

The third possible source of infection, according to the chairman, derives from an F0 in the city’s neighboring localities. The city has documented Covid-19 patients linked to outbreaks in Ha Nam and Vinh Phuc.

3 possible sources of Covid-19 infection in Hanoi identified
Gia Lam District is coordinating with Vietnam National University of Agriculture and Hanoi Capital High Command to establish a centralized quarantine facility with 600 beds. Photo: VnExpress

Gia Lam District has been requested to coordinate with Vietnam National University of Agriculture and Hanoi Capital High Command to establish a centralized quarantine facility with 600 beds in the university.

The Hanoi chairman ordered not only Kim Son but other communes of Gia Lam to stay alert and closely monitor people entering the localities from Thuan Thanh.

Hanoi has so far reported 38 community transmissions since the latest Covid-19 wave hit the country on April 27.

Thirty two new Covid-19 cases were detected in the morning of May 10, including 31 domestic infections and one imported, the Ministry of Health said.

The new infections took the total number to 3,444, including 442 locally-transmitted infections detected since the latest outbreak hit the country on April 27.

The local transmissions were detected in Hanoi (21 cases, including 12 at the Kim Chung facility of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases), northern Bac Giang province (7), northern Hoa Binh province (1), northern Hai Duong province (1) and central Da Nang city (1).

According to the health ministry’s Medical Service Administration, 2,602 patients had been given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Among active patients undergoing treatment, 25 tested negative to the virus once, 22 twice and 17 three times.

As of the morning of May 10, the total number of people quarantined is 59,198, including 991 in hospitals, 25,804 in state-designated establishments and the remainder at their place of residence.

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