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Over 100,000 Covid patients in HCMC discharged from hospitals

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HCMC – Some 107,220 Covid-19 patients in HCMC have been discharged from hospitals in the year to date, the HCMC Center for Disease Control said on August 31.

On August 30, the city saw over 2,370 patients released from hospitals, the local media reported.

Hospitals in HCMC are treating 40,133 patients, including 2,449 children, 2,736 patients put on a ventilator and 16 others relying on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

As Covid infections in HCMC, the country’s biggest coronavirus hotbed, are expected to rise, the city is expediting vaccination to quickly bring the pandemic under control.

As of August 29, over 6.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered, with some 5.8 million people getting a first shot and over 332,200 receiving both shots.

Besides, the city is conducting mass testing for all residents, with people in extremely high-risk and high-risk areas undergoing quick tests and others in safe and very low-risk zones undergoing RT-PCR tests in groups of five or 10.

As of August 30, over 5.4 million people in quarantine centers, areas under lockdown, residential areas and industrial parks have had their samples taken for testing.

HCMC has set up 400 pop-up healthcare stations to provide home-based medical care for Covid-19 patients, improve the quality of treatment and ease the overload facing quarantine centers and hospitals in the city. More than 83,640 Covid patients are under quarantine and treatment at home.

The city has reported 216,314 Covid-19 cases, including 215,868 domestic infections and 445 imported cases.

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