(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Omicron BA.5 mutant strains appeared in many places in China, and Si County, Anhui achieved zero new social coverage

  China News Agency, Beijing, July 8. Comprehensive news: China's National Health and Health Commission announced on the 8th that 97 new confirmed cases were reported in mainland China on the 7th, of which 50 were imported from abroad and 47 were local.

There were 381 new asymptomatic infections, including 50 imported cases and 331 local cases.

No new deaths were reported.

  As of 24:00 on the 7th, there are 870 confirmed cases in mainland China, a total of 5,226 deaths, and a total of 226,397 confirmed cases.

There are currently 357 confirmed cases imported from abroad, with a total of 19,637 confirmed cases and no deaths.

  The local epidemic in mainland China has rebounded, and the Omicron BA.5 variant has appeared in many places

  According to official data, there were 378 new local infections (47 confirmed cases and 331 asymptomatic cases) in mainland China on the 7th, exceeding 300 cases for 6 consecutive days, and a significant increase from the previous day (338 cases).

The new local infections that day involved 10 provinces, of which the local confirmed cases came from 7 provinces: 17 cases each in Shanghai and Anhui, 4 cases in Inner Mongolia, 3 cases each in Fujian and Guangdong, 2 cases in Jiangsu, and 1 case in Shaanxi; local asymptomatic infections Distributed in 9 provinces: 140 in Anhui, 67 in Jiangsu, 66 in Shandong, 28 in Shanghai, 14 in Fujian, 8 in Shaanxi, 4 in Guangdong, and 2 each in Guangxi and Hainan.

  Since July, with the rapid development of the epidemic in Anhui, Jiangsu and other provinces, scattered cases have appeared in many other places, and imported cases have also rebounded, and the number of daily cases in mainland China has remained high.

As of 24:00 on the 7th, there were 870 confirmed cases in mainland China, which has continued to rise since July, more than doubling from June 30 (426 cases).

  China's National Health Commission said on the 8th that, overall, the local epidemic situation in mainland China showed a fluctuating downward trend in June, but the epidemic situation in some areas has rebounded since July.

In late June, the average number of daily local infections in mainland China was below 40, but more than 100 infections were reported on June 30.

From July 1st to 7th, an average of 325 cases of infection were reported every day, affecting 47 cities in 16 provinces, of which Anhui and Jiangsu were the most serious.

  The National Health and Medical Commission also stated that at present, the Omicron BA.5 sub-branch is becoming the main epidemic strain in the world, and the overseas epidemic has rebounded significantly.

Recently, Beijing, Tianjin, Shaanxi and other places have also successively reported local epidemics caused by imported cases of BA.5 mutants, and China's foreign defense import pressure has continued to increase.

  A KTV cluster in Shanghai has already infected 87 cases, and Si County, Anhui has achieved zero new social coverage

  On the 7th, Shanghai added 17 local confirmed cases and 28 asymptomatic infections, all of which were found in isolation and control.

As of 24:00 on the 7th, Shanghai has reported a total of 58,202 local confirmed cases of the current round of the epidemic, of which 71 are currently being treated in hospital, and a total of 588 have died.

  According to official reports, the local infected people found in closed-loop control in Shanghai in recent days are all related to KTVs and bars.

Among them, a KTV transmission chain epidemic was reported on July 3, and a total of 87 infected people were reported within 4 days. The epidemic has been spreading for a period of time, and the risk of further community transmission and spread is still high.

  Anhui Province added 17 local confirmed cases and 140 asymptomatic infections on the 7th, all in Suzhou City.

From June 26 to July 7, Anhui Province reported a total of 322 local confirmed cases and 1,258 asymptomatic infections, of which more than 90% were concentrated in Si County, Suzhou City.

  Suzhou City reported on the 8th that in the first 9 rounds of nucleic acid testing in Si County, the number of new positive people in the society continued to decline, and 3 cases of positive infections were detected in the ninth round.

At present, the results of the tenth round of nucleic acid testing have been reviewed, and for the first time, there have been zero new cases in the society.

  However, Suzhou officials pointed out that the clearing of the society does not mean the end of the epidemic.

Due to the large base and long time of infection in the early stage of Si County, and the foundation is not yet solid, it cannot be completely ruled out that there are still positive people detected in the society.

It is reported that some areas in Sixian County have launched the eleventh round of nucleic acid testing on the 8th.

  There is a campus epidemic in Linyi, Shandong, and there are zero new cases in Qingdao

  Shandong Province reported 66 new cases of local asymptomatic infections on the 7th, all in Linyi City.

Epidemiological information shows that among the above-mentioned infected persons, 56 are students and 1 is a teacher.

  According to reports, on the afternoon of July 6, a nucleic acid test at a centralized isolation point in Lanshan District, Linyi City, found a positive person associated with the first case of the current round of the epidemic in the city, a student of Linyi No. 14 Middle School.

Linyi City immediately set up a special class for epidemic prevention and control in schools, and made every effort to do a good job in emergency response.

Considering the high degree of student contact and the high risk, Linyi City decided to strictly implement centralized isolation measures for all 2,112 staff and students in the school.

  Linyi City officials said that most of the newly discovered cases in the city are clustered cases, which have the characteristics of fast transmission, strong concealment, and great harm.

  There were no new local confirmed cases and asymptomatic infections in Huangdao District of Qingdao City on the 7th, and the current round of epidemics achieved zero new local cases within 10 days.

From June 30 to July 7, Huangdao District has reported 45 cases of local infections, the vast majority of which are staff and related personnel in a company's special warehouse for imported cold chain goods.

  42 Wuxi epidemics in Ningde's existing high-risk areas still have the risk of community transmission

  Fujian Province added 3 local confirmed cases and 14 asymptomatic infections on the 7th. Except for Xiamen City and Fuzhou City, which reported 1 confirmed case and 1 asymptomatic infection, the remaining 15 cases were all in Ningde City.

Since July 3, Ningde City has reported a total of 13 local confirmed cases and 45 asymptomatic infections, all in Xiapu County.

  Ningde City announced on the 8th that after a comprehensive evaluation and judgment by experts, the city has newly designated 5 high-risk areas. At present, the city currently has 42 high-risk areas and 23 medium-risk areas.

According to reports, the outbreak in Ningde Xiapu was imported by offshore operators and overseas personnel.

  It is also reported that on the 7th, Xiamen added 1 new local confirmed case, who was a close contact of a confirmed case outside the country.

One new case of local asymptomatic infection in Fuzhou is in Mawei District.

The infected person arrived in Mawei District by car from Shanghai on July 4.

  On the 7th, Jiangsu Province added 2 new local confirmed cases, in Wuxi City; 67 new local asymptomatic infections, including 32 in Wuxi City and 35 in Xuzhou City.

It is reported that new local infections in Xuzhou City on the 7th were found from centralized isolation points and key control areas.

A total of 2,403,100 people were sampled for nucleic acid testing in Xuzhou City that day, and no new abnormalities were found in society.

  According to a report from Wuxi City, as of 11:00 on the 8th, the city has completed the ninth round of regional nucleic acid screening and found that 4 tubes were initially screened positive for the community, indicating that there is still a risk of community transmission of the epidemic.

As of 24:00 on the 7th, Wuxi has reported 12 local confirmed cases and 261 asymptomatic infections in the current round of the epidemic.