HCM City: 3,851 more COVID-19 patients given all-clear, three intensive care centres set up hinh anh 1People in Ho Chi Minh City receive screening tests before getting COVID-19 vaccine jab (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Additional 3,851 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City on July 28, raising the total number of recoveries in the city to 25,189, according to the city’s Centre for Disease Control (HCDC).

From 6pm on July 28 to 6am on July 29, the city - the country's current largest COVID-19 hotspot - recorded 1,715 new infections, announced by the Health Ministry. The figure brought the city's total count of local cases to 79,367.

At present, local hospitals are treating 36,771 active patients, including 905 in critical conditions.

As the pandemic continues developing complicatedly in the city, on July 29, the Ministry of Health decided to establish three Intensive Care Centres run by central-level hospitals in Hanoi and Thua Thien – Hue province, together with the 1,000-bed Ho Chi Minh City COVID-19 Resuscitation Hospital, operated by Cho Ray Hospital at the City Oncological Hospital No.2. They will focus on treating patients in critical conditions.

Accordingly, Viet Duc Hospital is assigned to be in charge of the ministry’s 500-bed COVID-19 Resuscitation Hospital in Thu Duc District. Bach Mai Hospital is in charge of the Intensive Care Centre at the city’s COVID-19 treatment hospital No. 16 with a scale of 500 beds. Hue Central Hospital is assigned the task of setting up a 500-bed centre at the city’s COVID-19 treatment hospital No. 13./.