|Doctors and medical staff at a field hospital in Hòa Vang district of Đà Nẵng. 99,6 per cent of total medical tests in the city are negative for SARS-CoV-2. — Photo courtesy Đà Nẵng Portal|
CENTRAL REGION — All members of a ward’s people’s committee in Đà Nẵng's Cẩm Lệ district have been isolated after a vice chairman tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, according to a report from the city’s COVID-19 prevention steering committee released on Friday (August 14).
The vice chairman had close contact with four COVID-19 patients, and 36 members of the ward’s committee were taken to a quarantine centre from Thursday (August 13).
A temporary managing committee was assigned to cover administrative procedures for the isolated staff.
The city’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC) reported on Friday (August 14) that 88,658 medical samples had been taken between July 25 and August 13, of which 88,362 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (99.6 per cent).
The city began trial operation of the 300-bed Tiên Sơn field hospital on Thursday (August 13) for hosting those in close contact with COVID-19 cases.
The central province of Quảng Nam began extending social distancing orders from Friday (August 14) in districts of Duy Xuyên, Thăng Bình, Đại Lộc and Điện Bàn town as six new COVID-19 patients in the area were reported on Thursday (August 13).
One man in Điện Bàn town was tested for SARS-CoV-2 on August 9 – one month after he had visited an ill friend at the Đà Nẵng general hospital. The official test result released on August 13 showed he was positive for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 patient No 905).
The provincial CDC warned that all people who had tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 should be isolated at home or a quarantine centre for at least two weeks.
The provincial general hospital is treating 53 COVID-19 patients.
Thừa Thiên-Huế Province has not reported any cases, but the provincial central hospital has been treating 12 COVID-19 patients from Đà Nẵng and Quảng Nam since late July.
The province has isolated 33,000 people returning from COVID-19 hotspots in Đà Nẵng, Quảng Nam and Quảng Ngãi, and 31,000 medical samples had been taken for testing. All people at quarantine centres and home are healthy. — VNS