|A high school student in HCM City gets vaccinated against COVID-19. VNA/VNS Photo by Thu Hương|
HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Health yesterday said 12 out of 312 wards and communes were designated as medium-risk COVID-19 zones last week (March 14-20), while the rest were low-risk.
The former are in districts 1, 6, 11, Phú Nhuận, Tân Phú, and Củ Chi districts and Thủ Đức city.
Since there are no high- or extremely-high risk zones in the city, all cultural and religious activities, weddings and funerals and entertainment services have resumed.
According to the Steering Committee for Pandemic Prevention and Control, as of March 20 the city had recorded a total of 583,746 cases.
More than 4,960 people are undergoing treatment at medical facilities, with 87 requiring invasive mechanical ventilation and three in critical condition required ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) intervention.
Around 8.1 million people have received one shot of a vaccine, 7.3 have got a second and five million have got booster shots. — VNS