Despite low incidence, Vietnam increases surveillance against Covid  19

Despite low incidence, Vietnam increases surveillance against Covid 19

Faced with the potential risk of new outbreaks, the Ministry of Health urged local authorities to step up surveillance and control tasks to detect possible suspected cases at an early stage.

According to the health alert, authorities will step up community surveillance and medical screening, and local governments will work with institutions capable of detecting and identifying new variants, taking samples and testing, and assessing disease risk .

In the last three days, the number of new cases of Covid-19 reported by the Ministry of Health has continued to decline: 55 infected people were diagnosed on Friday, 26 were counted on Saturday and only 22 the day before.

The total number of people infected in Vietnam since the start of the pandemic is now 11,526,140, ​​of whom 10,612,105 have recovered from the disease.

Covid-19 caused the deaths of 43,186 citizens in this Indochinese nation, just under 0.4 percent of the total number of patients.

In recent statements here, World Health Organization representative Angela Pratt warned of the emergence of the menacing XBB strain of Omicron, which has so far been detected in more than 10 countries in the region, including Vietnam.

However, Pratt believed that although new cases are being registered every day in this Indo-Chinese country, there are no signs that hospitals and medical services are being overwhelmed by those infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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