Vietnam’s latest coronavirus wave has peaked, says number-cruncher

A mathematician says Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 wave has peaked late last month as evidenced by successful coronavirus containment results in the country’s heaviest hit localities.

Dr Nguyen Le Anh, a former lecturer at the Military Technical Academy, said the pandemic’s trajectory in Vietnam is following the patterns of the model that he had previously devised. Using that model, he had predicted that the current Covid-19 wave would end as August ends.

One notable outlier for the forecast model is the situation in HCMC, where cases are plateauing while local hotspots are still considered “complicated.”

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Thuy Quynh, Le Cam