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Binh Duong set to close its largest Covid field hospital this month

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Thoi Hoa Covid-19 field hospital, the largest of its kind in Binh Duong Province with 37,000 beds, is treating just over 300 patients at the moment and is expected to be shut down in late October, according to the provincial anti-Covid authoriy.

Data from the Binh Duong Center for Disease Control showed that this southern province has reported over 226,000 cases in the latest Covid outbreak, which began in late April. Among them, over 224,600 patients have recovered from the disease.

Over the past 10 days, the daily new recoveries in the province have reached a four-digit figure. The province’s Covid field hospitals and medical facilities are now treating over 8,000 active cases, including 379 at the Thoi Hoa field hospital, as of October 19.

When the latest outbreak was at its peak in Binh Duong, the hospital had admitted and provided medical treatment to over 20,000 patients. If daily new infections and recoveries continue spiraling down, there would no active cases by the end of the month, according to the hospital’s management.

Besides, as the province has gradually brought the outbreak under control, it is rearranging Covid treatment facilities and resuming the original operations of some facilities such as workshops and schools. Meanwhile, pop-up healthcare stations would take over the role of quarantine centers and treatment facilities at the grassroots level.

The province recently put into operation 184 mobile medical stations, with 26 set up at industrial parks and clusters.

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