One more case of Covid-19 in Hai Duong
On the morning of February 2, the Ministry of Health recorded a 44-year-old man in Hai Duong who was positive for nCoV, bringing the total number of cases in this province to 206.
"Patient 1851", male, 44 years old, from Lai Cach town, Cam Giang district, Hai Duong city. On January 31, he started with symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat and examined at Hai Duong General Hospital, was sampled for testing. Test result on 1/2 positive for nCoV, patient treated at Hai Duong General Hospital. Epidemiological information is continuing to be investigated.
Thus, the past 24 hours recorded 31 cases of community infection. In total, on February 28, the Ministry of Health recorded 271 community infections, in 10 provinces including Hai Duong (206), Quang Ninh (30), Hanoi (19), Gia Lai (6), Bac Ninh (3), Hoa Binh (2), Binh Duong (2), Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Bac Giang have one shift each.
The patient recorded in Ho Chi Minh City related to Hai Duong. In the afternoon of 1/2, the Hospital for Tropical Diseases of Ho Chi Minh City announced the results of decoding the gene nCoV of this patient, determining the British variant infection. This variant is raging in the UK and Europe, which is believed to be 70% more contagious than previous strains. Experts believe that based on epidemiological factors, it is likely that the rapid outbreak, spreading in the past 6 days related to Hai Duong is due to the nCoV variant from the UK. Sequencing of other patients is in progress.
At the end of January, Japan announced that a woman in Hai Duong had been infected with the British variant. From this information, Vietnam organizes traceability, timely detecting and localizing epidemics from Hai Duong and Quang Ninh. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said on January 28, when the first dozen cases were recorded, the epidemic was likely to have appeared in Hai Duong about 10 days earlier. The source of infection for this outbreak is unknown.
now, the total number of infections has increased to 1,851, the number is from 1,460, the number of deaths from Covid-19 is 35, four people die after three to four negative tests. The remaining patients were in most stable health, of which 8 tested negative for nCoV once, 5 were negative for the second time and 2 were negative for the third time.
The total number of people in close contact and entry from the epidemic zone is more than 27,000. In which, isolation concentrated in the hospital more than 200; more than 20,000 concentrated isolation, remaining at home or accommodation.
The Ministry of Health recommends people to work at Poyun company, Cong Hoa industrial zone, Chi Linh city, Hai Duong in January 2021; people who used to take flights at Van Don International Airport, Quang Ninh from January 15 to present; Urgently contact the nearest medical facility or call the Ministry of Health hotline 1900.9095, local medical hotline number for assistance, counseling and testing Covid-19.
More than 2.2 million people die from Covid-19 worldwide, out of 103 million infected. The US is the country most severely affected by the epidemic, followed by India and Brazil.