Describing the pattern of the COVID-19 epidemic in Vietnam

Auteurs / autrices : Van Minh Hoang, Hong Hanh Hoang, Quynh Long Khuong, Ngoc Quang La & Thi Tuyet Hanh Tran.

Production : Journal Global Health Action. This international peer-reviewed journal is affiliated with the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research (UCGHR) at Umeå University, Sweden. The aim of the journal is to contribute to fuelling a more concrete, hands-on approach to addressing global health challenges. Manuscripts suggesting strategies for practical interventions where none already exist are specifically welcomed. Further, the journal encourages articles from low- and middle-income countries, while also welcoming South-South and South-North collaborations. All articles are expected to address a global agenda and include a strong implementation or policy component.

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Date : 26 juin 2020.

Given the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the huge negative impacts it is causing, researching on COVID-19-related issues is very important for designing proactive and comprehensive public health interventions to fight against the pandemic. We describe the characteristics of COVID-19 patients detected in the two phases of the epidemic in Vietnam. Data used in this paper were mainly obtained from the official database of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam. Descriptive statistics were carried out using Stata 16 software. As of 18 May 2020, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases detected in Vietnam was 324, 16 cases from 4 cities and provinces in the first phase (during 20 days, 0.8 cases detected per day) and 308 cases from 35 cities, provinces in the second phase (during 76 days, 4.1 cases detected per day). Vietnam has mobilized its entire political system to fight the COVID-19 and achieved some initial successes. We found both similarities and differences between the two phases of the COVID-19 epidemic in Vietnam. We demonstrated that the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic in Vietnam is getting more complicated and unpredictable.

Référence : Van Minh Hoang, Hong Hanh Hoang, Quynh Long Khuong, Ngoc Quang La & Thi Tuyet Hanh Tran (2020), “Describing the pattern of the COVID-19 epidemic in Vietnam”, Global Health Action, 13:1, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2020.1776526

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