“The pressure to treat Covid-19 patients is too large and too heavy”. More than 6,000 Covid patients are being treated at 107 medical facilities [in Vietnam], of which 37 are critical and 11 are ECMO interventions, putting pressure on the treatment system.
According to the Subcommittee on Treatment, the Ministry of Health, by the afternoon of June 9, more than 6,000 Covid-19 cases were being treated, the largest number of patients ever, of which more than half were in Bac Giang with more than 4,000 cases. Next is Bac Ninh, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Among the patients, 97 had severe prognosis, 125 severe cases required oxygen, 43 severe cases required non-invasive ventilation, 26 critical cases required invasive ventilation; and 11 critical cases requiring ECMO (extracorporeal circulation).
VNExpress.com report (in Vietnamese)