New guidelines on COVID-19 risk level assessment for wards and communes in Da Nang
Đăng ngày 09-03-2022 01:10

(According to Note No. 893/UBND-SYT dated February 21st 2022 of the Da Nang People’s Committee)

* Criteria for risk level assessment:

1. Criteria on transmission level, comprised of:

 

1st degree

2nd degree

3rd degree

4th degree

1a: number of new infections in one week in a ward-level area/100,000 residents

<90

90 - <450

450 - 600

>600

1b: number of patients on ventilator support in one week in a ward-level area/100,000 residents

<1

1 - <32

32 - 40

>40

1c: number of deaths in one week in a ward-level area/100,000 residents

Must not exceed 6/100,000

 

2. Criteria on vaccination coverage, comprised of:

2a: number of people fully vaccinated over the area’s total population: must be at least 75%

2b: number of high-risk people receiving full vaccinations over the area’s total population: must be at least 90%

3. Criteria on response capacity, comprised of:

 

High

Average

Low

3a: capacity to manage and take care of patients/10,000 residents

>500

200 - 500

<200

3b: number of unoccupied hospital beds for COVID-19 patients in the area/100,000 residents

>30

10 - 30

<10

3c: number of beds in intensive care units (ICU) with sufficient staff/100,000 residents

At least 4/100,000 required

 

* Transmission level:

- Determined by the highest level of 1a and 1b; and

- Adjusted by 2a and 2b. If either 1a or 1b, or both the indicators do not meet the minimum requirements, then the transmission level must be raised by one degree (except for 4th degree areas).

* Response capacity:

- Determined by the lowest capacity of 3a and 3b; and

- Adjusted by 3c. If an area’s 3c does not meet the minimum requirement, then its response capacity must be lowered by one degree (except for low-capacity areas)

* Pandemic risk level:

Determined by combining the assessment results of the transmission level and the response capacity.

               Transmission level

 

Response capacity

1st degree

2nd degree

3rd degree

4th degree

High

Level 1

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Average

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Low

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 4

 

If an area’s 1c exceeds 6/100,000 residents then its pandemic risk level must be raised by one level (except for areas already at level 4).