Bình Dương proposes announcement of additional 28,000 COVID cases

November, 23/2021 - 18:19
The southern province of Bình Dương proposed on Tuesday that the Ministry of Health announce an additional 28,000 positive COVID-19 cases in the province. 

 

Workers in Bình Dương being tested for COVID-19. — VNA/VNS Photo Chí Tường 

BÌNH DƯƠNG — The southern province of Bình Dương proposed on Tuesday that the Ministry of Health announce an additional 28,000 positive COVID-19 cases in the province. 

These cases were tested between July 10 and November 3.

All these patients have fully recovered, according to Nguyễn Hồng Chương, the director of the provincial health department. 

The provincial authorities have proposed the Ministry of Health allows the province to add these cases to the provincial tally to ensure transparency.

The provincial Department of Health explained that during the peak of the outbreak the province held many large-scale testing campaigns to quickly isolate COVID-19 cases from the community through rapid antigen testing. These cases would then be isolated and tested again by RT-PCR testing.

However, information relating to these COVID-19 cases was either not enough or late when sent to the provincial Centre for Disease Control, so the centre could not fully announce all new cases at that time. — VNS

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