HCMC – The Ministry of Health this evening, March 23, reported 127,883 fresh Covid cases, with five of them imported and 127,878 locally infected in 62 cities and provinces, down 2,853 cases against yesterday.
Of the new domestic infections, Hanoi took the lead with 13,005 infections, followed by Phu Tho with 5,307, Nghe An with 4,425, Lang Son with 4,408 and Bac Ninh with 4,398.
Lao Cai, Hai Duong, Bac Giang and Yen Bai were among the eight localities reporting over 3,000 cases each.
In addition, the Tuyen Quang Department of Health updated 12,954 cases detected earlier to the national Covid monitoring system.
Thus, the country has reported over 8.48 million Covid cases, with nearly 4.66 million patients having fully recovered from the disease.
Today alone, 192,465 Covid patients were announced to have recovered.
Meanwhile, 61 Covid fatalities were reported today.
In related news, nearly 48,000 Covid-19 patients in HCMC have made declarations on the website https://khaibaof0.tphcm.gov.vn a week after the website was launched, according to the municipal Department of Health.
Of the total, 731 people were in the highly vulnerable group.
Medical workers were also informed of more than 4,300 cases showing severe symptoms, such as fatigue, shortness of breath and chest pain. These patients have been provided with the consultancy on treatment.
The solution has eased pressure on medical workers and prevented the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
In another development, Duong Tri Dung, deputy director of the HCMC Department of Education and Training, said the department and the Department of Health would propose allowing fully-vaccinated students who are direct contacts of Covid cases to attend in-person classes.
Dung said the city had earlier allowed these students to return to schools. However, following the Ministry of Health’s new guidelines, the city has asked direct contacts of Covid-19 cases to study online for five days if they have got two Covid vaccine doses and seven days if they have yet to get vaccinated.
HCMC has had nearly 100,000 Covid-infected students, teachers and employees of schools.