“New cases” and “hospitalized cases” drop in Chongqing
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The 23rd press conference on the novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) prevention and control work in Chongqing was held recently. According to the speech at the conference delivered by Xia Pei, the Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Chongqing Health Commission, Chongqing has realized the drop of both “new cases” and “hospitalized cases” since February 11, indicating that the early-stage epidemic prevention and control measures have achieved significant results.
According to Xia Pei, the new cases in Chongqing has dropped for 7 consecutive days and the number of new cases is less than 10 per day over the past 3 days. The reduction of both “new cases” and “hospitalized cases” from February 11 indicates that the early-stage epidemic prevention and control measures have achieved significant results.
Chongqing has actively implemented the detection of virus nucleic acid of key groups such as fever outpatients, close contacts and suspected cases, and has conducted the detection on 22,795 persons, realizing the detection on all persons who should be subject to the detection. Therefore, asymptomatic carriers among the close contacts can be found as soon as possible, which plays a positive role in the early discovery and early control of infection source.
While making phased achievements in the epidemic prevention and control work, we should also pay attention to the potential risk.
According to Xia Pei, with the gradual resumption of work and production of enterprises and increase in population mobility because more and more persons return to Chongqing, the development of the epidemic situation is still uncertain and complex. He said that Chongqing already found imported cases from non-key areas. Therefore, the task of prevention from imported cases is still very difficult and we must not slacken off. (Translated by Huang Juan, Fathom Language Limited)