150,000 Covid-19 cases to be added to the tally
  • | nguoilaodong, | September 28, 2021 11:01 AM
HCM City has proposed to the Ministry of Health to include 150,000 new Covid-19 patients who have been detected through quick testing since late August into the national tally.


Testing for Covid-19 in HCM City

The HCM City CDC said that by the end of September 27, the city had reported 375,794 Covid-19 infection cases via RT-PCR tests, including nearly 500 imported cases.

According to the Ministry of Health, only people who are tested positive via RT-PCR tests can be added to the national tally. However, the city has recorded 150,000 positive cases via quick tests since August 20. These cases have shown symptoms and have been monitored and treated at home.

The Ministry of Health said on September 27 that they were reviewing the proposal. If the ministry agrees with the proposal, HCM City will have over 525,000 positive cases.

The number of Covid-19 cases in HCM City accounts for about 50% of the total national tally and the number of Covid-19-related deaths accounts for 80% of the country's fatalities. As the outbreak is being contained, the fatality rate has also dropped down greatly.

The Ministry of Health said since the number of patients had reduced, they would gradually allow health workers, who were sent to HCM City during the peak of the outbreak, back to their home provinces and cities.

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