Mainland’s single-day infection broke 30,000 experts: Epidemic will be at a high level in the next half of the month

Mainland’s single-day infection broke 30,000 experts: Epidemic will be at a high level in the next half of the month

The new coronary pneumonia epidemic on the mainland has further expanded: the number of new local infections exceeded 30,000 the day before yesterday, reaching 31,444 cases, of which Guangdong and Chongqing accounted for 9,296 and 7,846 cases, respectively, and another patient he is died. The official media “China News Weekly” quoted mainland Chinese public health experts that the next half of the month will be a high plateau period of the epidemic, and that some areas in Beijing have started “self-collection of nucleic acid “, which is seen as a new attempt to reduce crowds and reduce cross-fertilization of people. risk of infection.

Since the beginning of this month, a total of 313,000 local infections have been recorded in the mainland. The epidemic situation in the capital Beijing is getting worse: the day before yesterday there were 1,648 new cases, recording more than 1,000 cases for the third consecutive day, and one more case of death, which is the fourth case of this wave of epidemics.

Yesterday, the Beijing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention asked the public not to leave the district unnecessarily, reduce outings and avoid gatherings. Areas with high-risk epidemics should further reduce social activities and implement flexible working and online teaching. In addition, starting yesterday, the city must present a 48-hour negative nucleic acid certificate when entering public places such as party and government agencies, public institutions and other social units, commercial buildings, shopping malls, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, scenic spots, and taking public transportation.

Beijing and other places launch “nucleic acid self-collection”

Some communities and villages in Beijing’s Fengtai District have started a pilot program of “nucleic acid self-collection” since Wednesday, mainly serving the families of students who take online courses, and the families of seriously ill or seriously ill elderly people. Residents only need to go to the community health station to get the nucleic acid test kit at the appointed time, seal it and return it after sampling, and the community will teach residents the correct sampling method. Some residents praised the new measures for their safety and convenience: “It saves you from queuing in front of contagious people… We’ve been doing it for so long and we’ve learned to do it ourselves.”

Not only Beijing but also the Kangbashi district of Ordos in Inner Mongolia began to independently collect nucleic acid for home quarantine personnel in the middle of the month. Nucleic acid self-collection training for residents throughout the district. Yichang, Hubei also has the same formation, but it takes the community as a unit to realize “the community’s own self-gathering”.

China News Weekly” quoted an anonymous public health expert as saying that the nucleic acid self-collection is like a “replicate” antigen test, which is a new attempt, and the specific efficiency remains to be see. The expert revealed that the medical staff at the nucleic acid sampling point told him that sometimes five or six hundred people were sampled every day, and that sampling became a mechanical action, which inevitably led to “ineffective detection.” . acid detection ability Insufficient self-collection of nucleic acid is believed to alleviate the above problems. Jiang Qingwu, an epidemiologist and professor at the School of Public Health of Fudan University, stressed that, based on simplifying epidemic prevention measures and reducing the pressure on medical resources, ensuring accurate test results is a requirement. basic. A virologist believes that the gradual adoption of nucleic acid self-collection and antigen detection is a beneficial attempt to make epidemic prevention more scientific, accurate and sustainable, but relatively speaking, the advantages of antigen detection antigen are more evident.

Originally released on AM730 https://www.am730.com.hk/China/Mainland Infections disrupt 30,000 cases in single day-Experts high epidemic level in next semester/349593?utm_source=yahoorss&utm_medium=referral

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