(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) The social control of Lhasa City, Tibet has been extended for 3 days. Shaanxi Province has closed 49 A-level scenic spots

  China News Agency, Beijing, August 18. Comprehensive news: China's National Health and Medical Commission announced on the 18th that there were 682 new confirmed cases in mainland China on the 17th, including 68 imported cases and 614 local cases.

There were 2,888 new asymptomatic infections, including 78 imported cases and 2,810 local cases.

No new deaths were reported.

  As of 24:00 on the 17th, there are 7,412 confirmed cases in mainland China, a total of 5,226 deaths, and a total of 237,580 confirmed cases.

There are 716 confirmed cases imported from abroad, with a total of 21,780 confirmed cases and no deaths.

  More than 3,000 cases of local infections in mainland China

  On the 17th, there were 3,424 new cases of local infections (confirmed + asymptomatic) in mainland China, which exceeded 3,000 for the first time since May 10, involving 24 provinces.

Among them, 614 cases were confirmed locally, from 17 provinces: 496 cases in Hainan, 36 cases in Shaanxi, 19 cases in Tibet, 14 cases in Zhejiang, 10 cases in Fujian, and the other 12 provinces added single digits each.

  There were 2,810 new cases of local asymptomatic infections that day, distributed in 22 provinces and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.

Among them, there are 1522 cases in Hainan, 870 cases in Tibet, 224 cases in Xinjiang, 57 cases in Qinghai, 36 cases in XPCC, 29 cases in Shaanxi, 13 cases in Zhejiang, 12 cases in Jiangxi, and the other 15 provinces each increased by single digits.

  Hainan Province reported 2,018 new cases of local infections on the 17th (496 confirmed cases and 1,522 asymptomatic cases). For the first time since the current round of the epidemic, the daily increase of local infections exceeded 2,000 cases, including 1,231 cases in Sanya City.

From August 1st to 17th, Hainan Province reported a total of 13,763 local infections (5,794 confirmed cases and 7,969 asymptomatic cases), including 10,492 cases in Sanya.

  Hainan Province reported on the 18th that the number of newly infected people in Sanya City has increased for two consecutive days, and the cities and counties of Danzhou, Wanning, Ledong, Dongfang, and Lingao are still in the period of epidemic development.

However, the proportion of social cases in the province has continued to decline, and the epidemic is generally under control, and it is still in a critical period of stalemate.

As of 24:00 on the 17th, there are 5 critical patients and 8 severe patients in Hainan Province, and a total of 440 patients have been cured and discharged.

  Lhasa's social control extended for 3 days, many positive people appear on the Lhasa-Beijing train

  On the 17th, Tibet added 19 local confirmed cases and 870 asymptomatic infections, setting a new high for the number of local infections in the region since the outbreak began, and the number of new infections has risen for several consecutive days.

From 0:00 to 14:00 on the 18th, Tibet reported another 3 local confirmed cases and 225 asymptomatic infections.

As of 14:00 on the 18th, a total of 3,695 local infections (216 confirmed cases and 3,479 asymptomatic cases) have been reported in this round of epidemic in Tibet, mainly from Lhasa and Shigatse.

  Lhasa City issued a notice saying that the current epidemic prevention and control in the city has entered the most critical sprint stage.

In order to win the battle of epidemic prevention and control with the fastest speed, the shortest time and the least cost, Lhasa City decided to extend the temporary social control until 3:00 am on the 18th for another 3 days to 3:00 am on the 21st, and use Lhasa as the host. The urban community grid is the basic unit, and the nucleic acid screening of "three inspections in three days" for all employees is carried out quickly and accurately.

  China National Railway Group Co., Ltd. disclosed on the 18th that on August 17th, the Z22 train from Lhasa to Beijing stopped at Shijiazhuang North Station. During the "landing inspection" of passengers who got off the train and the follow-up inspection and testing, 12 passengers were found to be positive for the new coronavirus nucleic acid. .

The railway department started the emergency plan immediately, provided the relevant passenger information in a timely manner, and cooperated with the health and epidemic prevention departments of the stations along the way to carry out flow investigation, coordination, investigation and disposal.

After a comprehensive investigation, no other passengers and railway staff in the same car have been found to be infected.

  The epidemic in Yili, Xinjiang has entered a critical stage, and 61 people have been infected with the "flight imported epidemic" in Wenzhou, Zhejiang

  On the 17th, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region newly confirmed 9 new cases and 226 asymptomatic infections.

As of 24:00 on the 17th, there were 2,968 cases of local infection in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (27 confirmed cases and 2,939 asymptomatic cases), plus some asymptomatic infected people who had been released from quarantine, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has reported a total of local infections in this round of epidemic situation more than 3000 cases.

  As the origin and hardest hit area of ​​the current round of the epidemic in Xinjiang, the number of infected people in Yili Prefecture accounted for more than half of the total number of people in the autonomous region this round.

The official of Yili Prefecture stated that the epidemic is highly contagious, spreads fast, the transmission process is hidden, and the prevention and control is difficult, and it has entered the most critical and critical stage.

  Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province reported on the 18th that on the 17th, the city added 9 local confirmed cases and 4 asymptomatic infections.

As of 16:00 on the 18th, a total of 61 cases of positive infection have been reported in this round of imported epidemic in Wenzhou, of which 59 cases were found in centralized isolation points, and 2 cases were found in key areas controlled by Pingyang County.

From 12:00 on the 18th, Pingyang County has implemented global silent management.

  According to reports, the current round of epidemic in Wenzhou was caused by the importation of flights from other provinces. The nucleic acid test results of passengers who had traveled to Tibet on 3 flights from other provinces were all positive. The strains are highly homologous.

At present, the existing infected persons in this round of epidemic in Wenzhou are in the same transmission chain as the first case, the source of infection is clear, and the transmission chain is generally clear.

  Shaanxi Province has closed 49 A-level scenic spots in Qinghai Golmud Airport, and all inbound and outbound flights have been cancelled in the past 3 days

  On the 17th, Shaanxi Province added 36 local confirmed cases and 29 asymptomatic infections, from Shangluo, Xi'an and Yulin.

Since August 10, Shaanxi Province has reported more than 100 local infections.

  According to reports, there are two transmission chains in the current round of the epidemic in Shaanxi Province. One is the imported epidemic from other provinces since August 10. The virus is a branch of the Omicron variant strain BA.2.76, which has been basically controlled.

One is the "8.15" epidemic, which has now spread to Xi'an, Shangluo, and Yulin. The gene sequencing results of 7 infected persons are the BA.5.1.3 branch of the Omicron variant strain, which is the same as the one found in a domestic province. The strains are highly homologous, but the source of infection is still unclear, and the outbreak is still developing.

  According to information from the Shaanxi Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, as of 17:00 on the 17th, 49 A-level scenic spots in 9 districts and counties in Shaanxi Province have been closed.

In addition, many colleges and universities, including Xi'an Jiaotong University and Northwest University of Political Science and Law, issued notices to postpone the registration time for freshmen.

  On the 17th, Qinghai Province added 3 local confirmed cases and 57 asymptomatic infections.

As of 17:00 on the 18th, a total of 132 local infections have been reported in Qinghai Province in this round of the epidemic.

It is reported that the current round of the epidemic in the province began on August 12, and the five infected persons reported on that day were all imported from outside the province.

  Qinghai Golmud Airport issued a notice saying that all inbound and outbound flights at the airport have been cancelled from August 18 to 21.

According to official news, since 18:00 on August 16, Golmud Railway Station has suspended the business of passengers entering the station.