|About 679 people connected to Bạch Mai Hospital were confirmed as negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, Thanh Hóa Province's Health Department said. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn
THANH HÓA — The Department of Health in Thanh Hóa Province on Wednesday reported that 679 people connected to Bạch Mai Hospital – a COVID-19 hotspot in Hà Nội – were confirmed as testing negative for SARS-CoV-2.
The provincial Centre for Disease Control had located 2,225 people who visited Bạch Mai Hospital, of which 923 were tested.
About 370 samples were taken from patients and 553 samples were taken from their family members.
At present, 679 samples were found to be negative for the virus and the rest are waiting for test results.
The cases have been isolated in health facilities, concentrated quarantine zones or undergoing self-isolation at home.
There are two outpatients who had been treated at Bạch Mai Hospital, but information related to them has not yet been found.
The People's Committee of Thanh Hóa Province has directed the Health Department to work with Bạch Mai Hospital and competent agencies of the provinces and cities across the country to continue locating these two outpatients to monitor and put them under quarantine.
Regarding patient No. 262 at Samsung Display Vietnam Ltd. Co., the province had found 21 local people who had close contact with the patient.
The Health Department has sent a written request to the people's committees of districts, towns and cities to strictly control people who had close contact with patient No. 262 from March 27 and take samples and set up isolation.
Localities have been asked to review and make a list of people in contact with F1 from March 27 to isolate at home as required.
Localities have been also required to actively review and list local people who are working at Samsung Display Vietnam and their families to notify the local authorities before returning home to conduct appropriate medical monitoring. — VNS