(Fighting against New Crown Pneumonia) This Hebei's new crown epidemic is mainly distributed in rural areas. More than 70% of the cases are farmers

  China News Agency, Shijiazhuang, January 12 (Reporter Li Qian Chen Lin) Hebei Province held the fourth press conference on the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic on the 12th, and announced that the current Hebei epidemic was mainly distributed in rural areas and mainly farmers .

As of now, farmers account for 70.07% of all cases.

  According to Li Qi, director of the Hebei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention and an epidemiologist, the epidemic in Hebei has developed rapidly, with a large number of cases in a short period of time.

According to epidemiological investigations, the distribution of all positive patients so far shows a high degree of local clustering.

As of 24:00 on the 11th, 76.39% of the cases in Shijiazhuang have occurred in Gaocheng District, 95.62% of the cases in Gaocheng District have occurred in Zengcun Township, and Nangong City in Xingtai showed a local small-scale clustered epidemic.

  In addition, this epidemic is mainly distributed in rural areas, mainly farmers.

Up to now, farmers accounted for 70.07% of all cases, and the majority of the affected population is middle-aged and elderly, and the majority are ordinary and asymptomatic. Therefore, strengthening grassroots, especially rural epidemic prevention and control will be the focus of work.

  Liang Zhankai, director of the Hebei Provincial Health Commission and deputy director of the Hebei Provincial Leading Group Office for Response to the Epidemic, said that after the outbreak, various forces in China have given Hebei support.

With the support of the state and sister provinces and cities, the pressure on testing has been greatly eased. Currently, Hebei’s daily nucleic acid testing capacity has reached 1.1 million.

  In terms of epidemiological investigations, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention sent 49 national experts to Shijiazhuang, Xingtai, and Langfang to give guidance.

At the same time, five provinces including Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Hunan and Zhejiang each sent a team of 20 flow regulation experts with a total of 100 people to support Hebei.