Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health Nguyen Hoai Nam (Photo: VOV)

According to the city Center for Disease Control, there are over 2,100 F1 contacts isolated across 8 districts, with 32 developing outbreaks and 45 stable outbreaks.

Mr. Nam said that at present, field hospitals focus on treating asymptomatic patients. “The city's health sector has equipped each unit with 4 high-pressure oxygen tanks with 12 tons of oxygen per tank so that these hospitals have adequate oxygen,” he added. “In addition to the field hospitals, the health sector also distributed 180 oxygen tanks to other districts.”

“Currently, ventilators are only concentrated in terminal hospitals to treat patients with severe underlying diseases,” he went on to say.

With 39,886 patients as of July 21 morning, the city has planned for the scenario of up to 60,000 patients, together with expanding hospitals for treatment./.

Compiled by BTA