The new case in Shenzhen has been infected with Omicron, and sporadic cases may follow


Since January 31, “0131”, “0212” and “0213” have been reported in Shenzhen. At present, the tracing of the source, investigation and control, and medical treatment are in an orderly way.On the evening of February 14, the Information Office of the Shenzhen Municipal Government held a press conference to introduce the prevention and control progress of the three cases.Among them, two new confirmed cases of “0213” were confirmed as of 1800 on February 14, both of whom were close contacts of case 1 and hotel staff quarantined for inbound passengers.The situation of the 2 new cases is as follows: Case 2, male, 33 years old, a staff member of an inbound passenger isolation hotel who was in close contact under centralized quarantine, was diagnosed as a confirmed COVID-19 case (mild).Case 3: a 27-year-old male employee of an inbound passenger isolation hotel, who was a close contact under centralized quarantine, was diagnosed as a confirmed COVID-19 case (mild).The two cases were in closed-loop management during their work, and their activity tracks were from work dormitory (Spring Apartment in Affluent Industrial Zone, Xinhu Street, Guangming District, and Spring Apartment in Zhenmei Community, respectively) to isolation hotel.On February 12, Shenzhen reported a confirmed case of a cross-border lorry driver from Hong Kong to the mainland.Shenzhen CENTER for Disease Control and Prevention has completed the novel Coronavirus genome sequencing of this case, which is the Omicron variant (BA.2 evolutionary branch).The virus sequence of this case was 100% homologous with that of the Virus genome of the Hong Kong case.Based on the epidemiological investigation and genetic test results of the virus, it was preliminarily determined to be a new imported local epidemic.On February 13, a confirmed case was found in a routine test of hotel staff in quarantine for inbound passengers in Shenzhen.Shenzhen CENTER for Disease Control and Prevention has completed the novel Coronavirus genome sequencing of this case, which is the Omicron variant (BA.2 evolutionary branch).Based on the epidemiological investigation and genetic test results of the virus, it was preliminatively determined that the case was infected by a confirmed imported case in the isolated hotel, and it was a new domestic epidemic caused by imported cases.At present, a total of 20 cases have been reported from the three outbreaks.Among them, “0131” epidemic: a total of 16 cases. All cases belong to the same transmission chain, which is linked with each other and has a clear transmission chain.No new cases have been detected since February 4, and the overall risk of the epidemic is under control.”0212″ epidemic: A total of 1 close contacts who have been placed under administration have tested negative for nucleic acid, and no abnormality has been found so far.The risk of the epidemic is generally under control. As close contacts and other key groups are still under medical observation, sporadic cases may occur later.”0213″ outbreak: total 3 cases of epidemic overall controllable risks, due to close contacts and other key people in the period of medical observation, still not rule out the possibility of subsequent appeared sporadic cases in the city, district authorities are fully outbreak traced all cases within 14 days of activity track, personnel contact information, and track the contact person, contact person, every time all has been controlled as required.The close contacts and sub-close contacts outside the city have been sent a letter for help control.The work place and residence of all the cases have been controlled, and nucleic acid sampling and terminal disinfection have been carried out at key places where the cases were active.Continue to strengthen the investigation and management of general contacts and key groups in accordance with the principle of “all should be inspected”.At present, The epidemic prevention and control in Shenzhen is in a critical period, and the flow and gathering of people returning from the Spring Festival travel rush will increase significantly, making the epidemic prevention and control situation grim and complex.The general public should continue to enhance their awareness of prevention and control of the epidemic, do a good job of self-health monitoring, take protective measures such as wearing masks, washing hands, ventilation, frequent disinfection, reducing gatherings and maintaining social distancing, and actively cooperate with the implementation of various epidemic prevention and control measures.Source: Process editor of Shenzhen Health Commission: TF060

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.