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Over 11,000 Covid patients remain in hospitals in HCMC

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The number of Covid-19 patients under treatment at hospitals in HCMC has declined to a mere 11,480 as the city has basically brought the pandemic under control, resulting in hospitalizations dropping significantly.

These patients, including 837 children and 113 pregnant women, are receiving treatment at the hospitals at the second and third tiers, according to the HCMC Center for Disease Control (HCDC).

Besides, 12,530 cases with no or mild symptoms are self-isolating at home while over 5,000 others are staying at state-run quarantine centers.

As of this morning, October 20, the city’s Covid cases have reached 420,144, with 419,645 of locally infected and 499 imported.

On October 19, 924 Covid patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the city’s total recoveries to 243,401.

Given the stable Covid situation in HCMC, many hospitals which had been converted into Covid treatment facilities will shift back to their original state in the coming days, Motthegioi news site reported.

Dr Le Thanh Chien, director of the Trung Vuong Covid treatment hospital, said that next week, the outpatient department of the hospital and some other departments and rooms will restart admitting non-Covid patients.

Meanwhile, Dr Ho Van Han, director of the Covid treatment hospital in Go Vap District, said the hospital will return to its normal operation and admit non-Covid patients from next week.

Covid patients receiving treatment at the hospital will be transferred to other field hospitals in the city, Han said.

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