From January 27 to now, Vietnam has recorded an additional 791 people with Covid-19 in the community in 13 provinces and cities.
To prevent disease, we need to comply with 5K (Masks – Disinfectants – Distance – Do not gather – Medical declaration) regulations of the Ministry of Health.
According to data from the Department of Preventive Medicine, assessing over 240 patients with Covid-19 of a new outbreak, fever was the most common sign with 28.31%. This is followed by coughing, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, difficulty breathing / chest tightness …
Data from the Department of Preventive Medicine showed that very few Covid-19 patients during an outbreak from January 27 had symptoms of a runny nose (1.7%). Associate Professor, Dr. Do Duy Cuong, Director of Tropical Center, Bach Mai Hospital assessed that the runny nose symptom accounts for a small proportion, so we need to distinguish it from people with nCoV and respiratory diseases. usually other.
Experts said that the loading and unloading team at Tan Son Nhat airport could be the source of the outbreak in Ho Chi Minh City in the past time. However, the source of this strain is not clear. In the initial assessment of the cluster of cases related to Tan Son Nhat airport, HCDC identified two characteristics: Firstly, the majority of patients had no symptoms or had very mild symptoms. Second, there are many cases that test negative for SARS-CoV-2 very quickly after a short time in hospital isolation.
The time of symptom onset after SARS-CoV-2 infection is 2 -14 days
The pooled test is a method that has recently been used in potentially high risk areas with a large number of people. By means of pooled sample testing, the health sector will classify risk areas. When all samples are negative, the sites will be sealed off, ensuring people’s lives are normal.
Da Nang is the first locality to adopt this strategy, recently Ho Chi Minh City. Doctor Truong Huu Khanh, Head of Infectious – Neurological Department, Children’s Hospital 1 (HCMC), expert in treating infectious diseases and epidemiology in Ho Chi Minh City, shared: ” two of the most visible evidence of the effectiveness of the broad Covid-19 assay strategy in the community ”