Morning 3/8: The fast-spreading variant BA.4, BA.5 began to dominate; F0 underlying disease, requiring hospitalization, may have post-COVID-19 symptoms up to 80%

COVID cases spike, closely monitor and monitor the emergence of new variants

The Ministry of Health said that on August 2, COVID-19 cases spiked to 2,000 – an increase of nearly 640 cases compared to the previous day, the highest in more than 2 months; During the day, there were nearly 9,700 recovered cases and 1 death.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, Vietnam has had 10,783,026 infections, ranking 12/227 countries and territories, while with the ratio of infections/1 million people, Vietnam ranks 112/227 countries and regions territory (on average, there are 108,745 infections for every 1 million people).

The total number of people infected with COVID-19 in our country who have recovered is: 9,932,712 cases; Among the patients who are being monitored and treated, there are 39 cases of oxygen breathing – 11 fewer than the previous day, of which: Breathing oxygen through a mask: 34 cases; HFNC high flow oxygen: 2 cases; Invasive mechanical ventilation: 3 cases.

According to Vietnam, the COVID-19 epidemic is basically under control nationwide, however, the occurrence of both sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 of the Omicron variant has been recorded in the community; In the first 7 months of 2022, the whole country recorded more than 9 million cases of COVID-19 (accounting for 83.9% of the total number of cases), more than 8.5 million people recovered from the disease (94.5%), and nearly 11 thousand cases. mortality (0.1%).

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In the first 7 months of 2022, the whole country recorded more than 9 million cases of COVID-19 (accounting for 83.9% of the total number of cases), more than 8.5 million people recovered from the disease (94.5%), and nearly 11 thousand cases. mortality (0.1%).

Therefore, the Ministry of Health recommends that ministries, branches and localities be proactive and ready to respond to possible epidemic situations, not to be surprised or passive; Thoroughly and strictly implement measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic according to the “2K (mask, disinfection) recommendation + vaccine + medicine + treatment + technology + people’s awareness and other measures ” with the pillars of isolation, testing, treatment.

Directly monitor and closely monitor the epidemic situation in the area, especially the appearance of new variants; Proactively take measures to respond to diseases that are likely to break out in the area and prevent and control at the border with new diseases:

At the same time, localities need to direct treatment facilities to perform well the classification and classification of disease examination and screening; Focus on further accelerating the speed of vaccination against COVID-19 under the direction of the Government, completing the plan as soon as possible; Pay special attention to vaccination with doses 3 and 4 for each group of subjects, vaccinate children from 5 to under 12 years old according to the guidance of the Ministry of Health and prevent vaccines from being used in time, causing waste. ;

At the same time, urgently review the vaccination plan in the last 6 months of 2022 and develop a vaccination plan in 2023.

F0 with underlying disease, requiring hospitalization, may have symptoms after acute COVID-19 infection in up to 80%

According to the guidelines for diagnosis and treatment after COVID-19 infection in adults issued by the Ministry of Health, Post-COVID-19 is an emerging disease that is not fully understood but can cause serious health conditions (This guide will be regularly updated and adjusted to match the latest national and international scientific evidence.).

Approximately 10-35% of patients with mild, non-hospital COVID-19 have symptoms after an acute COVID-19 infection, regardless of their underlying medical condition. For patients with underlying medical conditions requiring hospitalization for COVID-19, this rate can be as high as 80%.

The assessment and management of post-COVID-19 issues requires consensus and a multidisciplinary approach, as well as studies to clarify all aspects of post-COVID.

The Department of Health also provides the definition of the term according to the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published in March 2022:

Acute COVID-19: symptoms last 4 weeks.

Ongoing symptomatic COVID-19: symptoms last 4-12 weeks.

Post-COVID-19 syndrome: symptoms present during or after COVID-19, persist for >12 weeks and cannot be explained by other diagnoses.

Prolonged COVID (long COVID): symptoms continue or appear after the acute phase of COVID.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the world is more than 583.2 million cases, over 6.4 million deaths

In light of the increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases due to Omicron’s BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants, the Director of the Vaccine Development Center and also the head of Malaysia’s COVID-19 task force – had proposed 6 measures to prevent the spread of the disease, including: always wearing a mask in a narrow space; use hand sanitizer or wash hands frequently and follow standard operating procedures; self-test for SARS-CoV-2 virus if there are suspicious symptoms;

Booster vaccination against COVID-19 vaccine; maintain health by eating healthy; protect the elderly, especially the elderly who often have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular problems, who must monitor their health;

Ensure proper ventilation at home and at work; It is necessary to quickly research on a “super vaccine” capable of fighting all variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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