HCMC – Local hospitals in HCMC yesterday, September 5, discharged 2,706 Covid-19 patients having recovered from the disease, sending the city’s total number of recovered cases in the year to date to 125,481, according to the HCMC Center for Disease Control.
As of this morning, the city had recorded 251,933 Covid cases in total, with 460 of them being imported cases.
The southern city is providing medical treatment to nearly 42,900 coronavirus patients. Of them, some 3,000 are children aged under 16, nearly 2,800 are severely-ill patients put on ventilators and 22 others require ECMO support. Moreover, 222 new Covid deaths were confirmed in the city yesterday.
By last Saturday, the city had administered more than 6.4 million Covid vaccine doses, up around 123,000 doses against the previous day. Among them, nearly six million people were given the first dose, and approximately 450,000 people fully vaccinated.
Aside from the vaccination, the city has operated pop-up healthcare stations citywide to monitor and take care of Covid patients who are receiving home-based care as well as to provide them with medicines.
As of September 4, the city had over 111,300 patients undergoing home-based quarantine and care. Meanwhile, more than 24,000 other patients are being treated at concentrated quarantine centers.