The People’s Committee of Khanh Hoa Province in south-central Vietnam on Wednesday approved the establishment of two additional field hospitals for COVID-19 treatment in order to deal with the complicated development of the pandemic.
The new field hospitals will be formed inside the campuses of the Khanh Hoa Venero-Dermatology Hospital and the Khanh Hoa Hospital for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, both located in Nha Trang City, according to a decision signed by the province’s deputy chairman Dinh Van Thieu.
Each hospital has a capacity of 100 beds used to isolate, care for, and treat COVID-19 patients.
These are the second and third COVID-19 hospitals in Khanh Hoa.
On Tuesday, the provincial authorities set up a 100-bed field hospital at the Khanh Hoa Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dien Khanh District.
From June 23 to date, the province has recorded 97 locally-infected patients, and traced 1,246 direct and 2,971 indirect contacts.
The Ministry of Health on Thursday morning confirmed 314 new cases of COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City and the neighboring province of Binh Duong, increasing the country’s tally to 23,385.
Recoveries have reached 8,557 while the death toll has mounted to 102, the majority of whom were older patients with critical underlying diseases.
The country has been battling a new infection round, with 19,868 patients documented since April 27, more than tenfold the combined number of infections in the three previous waves.