The local epidemic of new coronary pneumonia in the mainland has rebounded. In the week ended Sunday, there were more than 1,000 new infections, of which more than 800 were in Anhui and more than 100 in Jiangsu. The current wave of epidemics in Anhui is concentrated in Si County, Suzhou City. The city has launched 3 rounds of “big investigations” for 3 consecutive days yesterday, and comprehensively checked the personnel who have not done nucleic acid testing, in order to achieve “social clearing” within 3 days.
The mainland reported 380 new local infections the day before yesterday, with Anhui accounting for the largest number of 287 cases, all from Suzhou, of which 256 were in Sixian, followed by 56 in Jiangsu, 10 in Fujian, and 2 in Shanghai. The source of the current wave of the epidemic in Sixian County is still unknown since it occurred on the 26th of last month, and it has spread to Nanjing, Wuxi, Jiangsu and other places. The Suzhou New Crown Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters said yesterday that as of 4:00 p.m. yesterday, a total of 863 infections had been reported in Si County, and more than 3 million people had participated in six rounds of nationwide testing.
A total of 852 infections in Macau
In terms of the epidemic situation in Macau, 68 new infections were reported the day before yesterday, bringing the total to 852, of which 21 were medical staff, outsourced cleaning and security staff at the Peak Hospital. The fourth round of national testing was launched yesterday morning. As of 3:00 p.m. yesterday, 2 tubes of 10 mixed samples were found to be positive. The fifth and sixth rounds of national testing will take place on Wednesday and Friday.
As for Taiwan, there were 23,045 new local confirmed cases and 69 deaths yesterday, the lowest level in nearly two months. The Central Epidemic Command Center believes that it is mainly related to the fact that people do not go to see a doctor on weekends. “Therefore, the number of cases announced on Tuesday (a week) is usually the highest. The key is the people who did not continue to see a doctor during the holidays.” In addition, the first batch of 504,000 doses of the US Novavax new crown vaccine obtained by Taiwan through the COVAX vaccine distribution mechanism arrived in Taiwan last Thursday, of which Taipei City announced that it can be vaccinated as soon as Friday. Novavax is a recombinant protein vaccine. It is reported that the side effects are less than that of the mRNA vaccine, and the protection against moderate and severe disease is 90%.
The original article was published on AM730 https://www.am730.com.hk/China/Mainland New Crown Epidemic Rebound – More than 800 infections in Suzhou, Anhui in a week/327028