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Over 99,000 Covid patients undergo home isolation and care in HCMC

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HCMC – The number of Covid-19 patients undergoing isolation and care at home in HCMC is 99,402, the HCMC Center for Disease Control (HCDC) said today, September 14.

Among them, 64,460 patients have been self-quarantining at home since they were confirmed positive for the coronavirus, while some 38,000 others are self-isolating at home after they were discharged from hospitals.

More than 25,380 other active cases are under quarantine and treatment at concentrated quarantine facilities citywide, the local media reported.

The city has set up hundreds of pop-up healthcare stations and rapid response teams to monitor the health condition of Covid-19 patients receiving home-based care, and has sped up the distribution of medicine bags to Covid patients, according to the center.

Besides, HCMC is placing 2,405 people who had close contact with confirmed Covid cases under concentrated quarantine, while 21,839 others are being put under home quarantine.

Currently, the city is treating 39,290 Covid patients, including some 2,940 children, over 2,610 patients relying on ventilators and 23 others requiring ECMO support.

Over 2,550 Covid patients were discharged from hospitals in HCMC on September 13, raising the total number of recoveries in the city in the year to date to 152,894.

As of September 13, over 6.5 million Covid vaccine doses had been administered, with more than 1.3 million adults having received two shots.

The city is speeding up the administration of second doses for residents to quickly reach herd immunity, which is expected to help the economy recover.

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