(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) The increasing number of local infections in mainland China involves 24 provinces, and Hainan Province has over 10,000 cases in this round of infections

  China News Agency, Beijing, August 16. Comprehensive news: China's National Health and Medical Commission announced on the 16th that 591 new confirmed cases were reported in mainland China on the 15th, including 61 imported cases and 530 local cases.

There were 1,935 new asymptomatic infections, including 97 imported cases and 1,838 local cases.

No new deaths were reported.

  As of 24:00 on the 15th, there are 6,347 confirmed cases in mainland China, a total of 5,226 deaths, and a total of 236,261 confirmed cases.

There are currently 680 confirmed cases imported from abroad, with a total of 21,641 confirmed cases and no deaths.

  The increasing number of local infections in mainland China involves 24 provinces, and Hainan Province has over 10,000 cases in this round of infections

  On the 15th, there were 2,368 new local infections (confirmed + asymptomatic) in mainland China, more than 2,000 cases for 4 consecutive days, and the spread further expanded, involving 24 provinces.

  On the same day, 530 new local confirmed cases came from 17 provinces.

Among them, 426 cases were in Hainan, 26 cases in Tibet, 17 cases in Zhejiang, 12 cases in Xinjiang, 11 cases each in Fujian and Sichuan, and the other 11 provinces added single-digit new cases; Province and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.

Among them, there are 785 cases in Hainan, 629 cases in Tibet, 248 cases in Xinjiang, 57 cases in the Corps, 38 cases in Zhejiang, 29 cases in Jiangxi, and 11 cases in Hubei, and the other 16 provinces each increased by single digits.

  Hainan Province reported 1,211 new local infections on the 15th (426 confirmed cases and 785 asymptomatic cases), including 783 cases in Sanya City (291+492).

From August 1st to 15th, Hainan Province has reported a total of 10,093 local infections (4,816 confirmed cases and 5,277 asymptomatic cases), including 8,093 cases in Sanya City.

  Hainan Province reported on the 16th that the number of newly infected people in the province continued to fluctuate at a high level, and the proportion of cases found in the society continued to decline. The epidemic is in a critical period of stalemate, and the situation is generally under control.

The number of new cases in Sanya on the 15th was basically the same as that on the 14th, and the infected people were mainly the controlled population.

Danzhou, Lingshui, Dongfang, Lingao, Wanning, Ledong and other places are still in the period of epidemic development.

  More than 2,000 cases of infected people in Tibet and Xinjiang in this round

  The Tibet Autonomous Region reported on the 16th that 26 new local confirmed cases and 629 asymptomatic infections were added in the region on the 15th.

As of 14:00 on the 16th, a total of 2,169 cases of local infection (186 confirmed cases and 1,983 asymptomatic cases) have been reported in Tibet. Currently, there are 104 high-risk areas and 215 medium-risk areas.

  According to reports, the sudden outbreak of the epidemic coincided with the peak tourist season in Tibet, causing a large number of tourists to be stranded, and there is a greater risk of epidemic spillover.

Tibet learns from the experience of other provinces and cities, and timely improves the policies for people going to Tibet.

Implement the classification standards for travelers leaving Tibet, arrange for those who meet the requirements to leave Tibet in an orderly manner, and report the information to the destination epidemic prevention and control department in a timely manner.

At the same time, the channels for exiting Tibet will be further unblocked, and for tourist groups or individual passengers who meet the health standards and conditions for the return journey, the plane, train and other means of transport should be coordinated in accordance with the principle of proximity to return in a timely manner.

  On the 15th, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region added 12 local confirmed cases and 248 asymptomatic infections. There are 2547 local infections in this round of epidemic (18 confirmed cases and 2529 asymptomatic cases).

The above-mentioned infected persons involved multiple cities and prefectures, including 1479 cases in Ili prefecture, 421 cases in Urumqi city, and 349 cases in Changji prefecture.

  Ili Prefecture is the origin and hardest hit area of ​​the epidemic in Xinjiang.

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Health and Health Commission introduced on the evening of the 15th that since the outbreak of the epidemic, Xinjiang has coordinated the allocation of human resources, and has successively deployed 19 emergency medical teams with a total of 589 people with comprehensive treatment capabilities and practical experience to carry out work in Ili Prefecture.

  The epidemic situation in Xiamen, Fujian is complex and changeable, and the epidemic situation in Wenzhou, Zhejiang is still developing

  On the 15th, Fujian Province added 11 local confirmed cases and 1 asymptomatic infection, of which Xiamen City reported 10 confirmed cases.

As of 12:00 on the 16th, Xiamen has reported a total of 42 local confirmed cases in this round of epidemic.

  The Xiamen Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on the 16th that in this epidemic, some cases in Xiamen have strong transmission ability, which has caused the infection of many close contacts or people exposed at the same time.

The results of genome sequencing showed that the virus in Xiamen was typed as Omicron variant BA.2.76, and its transmission was stronger than Omicron variant BA.5.

  According to reports, at present, multiple transmission chains in Xiamen are intertwined and superimposed, community screening has continuously detected positive people, and the number of people returning to Xiamen from domestic risk areas is increasing, and the epidemic prevention and control situation is complex and changeable.

To this end, Xiamen City decided that starting from the 17th, Xiamen City will carry out nucleic acid testing for all employees for 3 consecutive days, one round per day.

  Zhejiang Province reported 42 new local infections on the 15th, including 22 in Wenzhou, 16 in Jinhua, 2 each in Hangzhou and Taizhou, and 13 asymptomatic infections were transferred to confirmed cases, all in Jinhua.

  According to official information, the number of newly infected people in Jinhua City, Zhejiang has been on a downward trend in recent days. On the 15th, all newly infected people were found in the quarantined and controlled population. The social aspect has achieved zero new cases, and the epidemic situation is improving.

However, the epidemic situation in Wenzhou is still in the developing stage.

  According to reports, Wenzhou's "8.12 flight imported from outside the province" involved three flights arriving in Wenzhou from outside the province, two of which were Lhasa-Kunming-Wenzhou flights and one was Chongqing-Wenzhou flight. The Mikron BA.2.76 variant is highly homologous to the epidemic in other provinces.

  The new round of epidemic in Xi'an is the stage of normalized epidemic prevention and control for the whole area of ​​the North Sea imported from outside the province

  On the 15th, Shaanxi Province added 4 new local confirmed cases, all in Xi'an City; 1 new local asymptomatic infection, in Baoji, is an investigation of passengers from other provinces who get off the nearest train.

  Xi'an City announced on the 16th that from August 11th to 14th, Xi'an City found 5 cases of imported cases outside the province and 1 case of related cases imported from outside the province in the nucleic acid test of returnees from the province from August 11th to 14th. related to the recent epidemic in other provinces.

However, the city found 2 local confirmed cases on the 15th, one of whom had traveled to cities inside and outside the province on business, and the virus infected was the evolutionary branch of the Omicron variant strain BA.5.1.3, which is different from the recent imported epidemic in Xi'an. chain.

The source of infection of these 2 new cases is not yet clear, there is a certain risk of social transmission, and the possibility of subsequent positive cases cannot be ruled out.

  It is reported that since August 10, a new round of epidemics has occurred in Shaanxi Province, and many local cities have reported local cases, mainly returnees from outside the province or cases related to the epidemic outside the province. The overall situation of epidemic prevention and control is severe and complicated.

  There were no new local confirmed cases and asymptomatic infections in Beihai City, Guangxi on the 15th, and there were zero new cases in Japan for many consecutive days.

Beihai City issued a notice saying that at present, the medium and high risk areas in the city have been lifted. From 0:00 on the 16th, the whole city will be transferred to the stage of normalized epidemic prevention and control. Open in an orderly manner.

  The outbreak in Beihai, Guangxi, which started on July 12, was caused by the BA.2.3 virus strain that first appeared in mainland China.

Beihai City has reported more than 3,000 local infections in this round of the epidemic, making it the city with the most local infections in mainland China in July.