COVID-19 cases surge in Cửu Long Delta

November, 14/2021 - 09:00

Thousands of new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta in recent weeks.

Cần Thơ City is speeding up COVID-19 vaccination coverage for local residents. VNA/VNS Photo

CỬU LONG —  Thousands of new COVID-19 cases have been recorded daily in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta in recent weeks.

An Giang Province found 548 COVID-19 cases on November 12, including 200 cases in the community.

Community cases have been reported at enterprises in Bình Hòa and Châu Thành industrial parks in Châu Thành District, Châu Đốc Market of Châu Đốc City, Tân Châu Town, and Tịnh Biên District.

The province’s Department of Health has classified Tịnh Biên and Tri Tôn Districts and Châu Đốc City as level 4 or very high-risk (red).

Lê Văn Phước, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, has approved home quarantine for people who have had close contact with COVID-19 patients.

Meanwhile, Cần Thơ City recorded 524 new COVID-cases on November 12, mostly in Ô Môn, Thốt Nốt and Ninh Kiều Districts and industrial parks.

COVID-19 treatment hospitals in the city are overloaded, so the city is allowing home quarantine for COVID-19 patients and their close contacts.

Districts are also testing people in high-risk localities as part of an effort to contain the outbreak, and are improving community healthcare services' treatment of COVID patients.

The city will speed up COVID-19 vaccinations for adults and children aged 12-17.

In Đồng Tháp Province, the daily number of COVID-19 cases has reached a new all-time high, with 383 cases recorded on November 12, including 124 community cases.

Phạm Thiện Nghĩa, chairman of the province’s People’s Committee, has asked departments and local authorities to raise people’s awareness about preventive measures.

The city’s Department of Health asked the province to approve home quarantine for COVID-19 patients with no or mild symptoms.

Sóc Trăng Province has also reported its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases with 343 cases on November 12, including 186 community cases.

Trần Văn Lâu, chairman of the province’s People’s Committee, said that more than 10,000 people from other provinces and cities had returned. Many of them tested positive for COVID-19, which spread in residential areas, production facilities and public agencies.

He asked all returnees from other localities to make health declarations at ward-level medical centres. — VNS