Additional 4,353 patients in HCM City clear of COVID-19, no new clusters reported

VOV.VN - As many as 4,353 COVID-19 patients were successfully discharged from hospital on July 28 in Ho Chi Minh City, whilst no new infection clusters have been detected in the area, according to details given by the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC).

As of the end of July 27, there were a total of 73,911 cases of COVID-19 announced by the Ministry of Health, excluding the number of infections reported on the morning of July 28, of which 73,303 are made up of local infections, whilst 304 are imported cases, the HCDC said.

Furthermore, July 27 saw a further 4,353 patients released from hospital, thereby bringing the total number of recoveries since the start of the series of outbreaks to 21,338. Currently, hospitals are in the process of treating 39,114 positive patients, of which 744 seriously-ill patients have been put on ventilators, with 13 on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

At present, 36 ongoing infection clusters have been zoned off and are being closely monitored, with no new infection clusters being detected so far.

As of the morning of July 28, since the initial resurgence of the virus three months ago, more than 74,000 active cases of local transmission have been registered in Ho Chi Minh City, the nation’s largest COVID-19 hotspot.