Three days later, 15 confirmed cases and 41 asymptomatic cases were reported in Shijiazhuang. Including Xingtai, Hebei has 60 patients.
On the evening of January 5, Shijiazhuang held a press conference to report the latest situation of epidemic prevention and control. Nucleic acid detection will be started in the whole city.
However, who is the “No. 1 patient” in Hebei? Where is the source of infection? Why are there dozens of new cases in three days? Do wedding banquets and village collective activities lead to clustering epidemic? There is still no definite answer.
Who is “patient 1” in Hebei Province?
On January 2, 2021, a 61 year old villager in xiaoguozhuang village, Gaocheng District, Shijiazhuang city was diagnosed with a new crown.
On January 3, 2021, there were 4 new confirmed cases and 13 asymptomatic cases in Hebei Province. On the same day, Shijiazhuang declared a state of war.
On January 4, 2021, there were 14 new confirmed cases in Hebei Province (11 cases in Shijiazhuang and 3 cases in Xingtai City, among which 2 cases were asymptomatic infection for 3 days and were transferred to diagnosis) 30 cases of asymptomatic infection. (the situation of asymptomatic infection is not published)
By the early morning of January 6, 2021, there were 19 confirmed cases and 41 asymptomatic cases in Hebei Province. “So far, the mother doesn’t know how to get infected,” his son, who was diagnosed with the case, told the health times on January 2
Lu Fei, director of Shijiazhuang Center for Disease Control and prevention, said at a news conference that throat swab samples of the first confirmed case had been collected and sent to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and prevention for full gene sequencing.
However, it has not been announced who “patient No. 1” is.
Where is the source of infection?
On the evening of January 5, Feng Zijian, deputy director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and prevention, said in the “news 1 + 1” that it has been found that the virus in Hebei is still imported from abroad, and it is likely to be imported from Europe. The virus transmitted in Shijiazhuang is highly homologous with Nangong of Xingtai. The case in nangong city is related to the epidemiology of Shijiazhuang, which may be caused by the same virus transmission.
Lu Fei, director of Shijiazhuang Center for Disease Control and prevention, said in a news release that efforts should be made to further strengthen the work of tracing the source of infection, and at the same time, relevant departments should be united to use technical means to try to trace and determine the source of infection as soon as possible.
From the current release of information, where the source of infection is still uncertain.
Is the transmission chain clear?
From the details of confirmed cases announced on January 2 and January 4, the new crown infection in Shijiazhuang concentrated in xiaoguozhuang village, Gaocheng District, and there were 9 confirmed cases in xiaoguozhuang village.
Feng Zijian said that the number of patients is still increasing, indicating that the virus has been secretly spreading for some time.
On the evening of January 5, a press conference on epidemic prevention and control was held in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. The relevant person in charge of Shijiazhuang CDC said at the press conference that the epidemic was characterized by high incidence and family aggregation, and a large number of cases occurred in a short time.
As the details of confirmed patients and asymptomatic patients have not been fully released in Hebei epidemic notification, the transmission chain is still unknown.
Is there nosocomial infection in some hospitals?
As of the early morning of January 6, eight hospitals in Hebei Province have announced their latest treatment announcements. The fifth hospital of Shijiazhuang city stopped the clinic, and the thoracic Hospital of Hebei Province suspended the general outpatient service. Six hospitals, including the First Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University, the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University, the Stomatological Hospital of Hebei Province, and the children’s Hospital of Hebei Province, implemented out of hospital full appointment and treated in different periods.
The fifth hospital of Shijiazhuang city is the designated isolation hospital of Xinguan. At present, all the confirmed patients are treated in this hospital. New crown confirmed cases have been to the Second Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Hebei children’s hospital.
As the details of confirmed patients and asymptomatic patients have not been fully announced in Hebei epidemic notification, whether nosocomial infection occurs still needs to wait for official notification.
Do wedding banquets and village collective activities lead to clustering epidemic?
According to the published track of patients with new crown, three confirmed cases had attended the wedding ceremony in oujing ecological park on Zhengding Airport North Road. Communities in Shijiazhuang have issued a notice that residents who have been to oujing ecological park after the 27th should report to the community as soon as possible.
In addition, there were 5 confirmed patients who had participated in collective activities in xiaoguozhuang village.
Whether or not there is a mass epidemic remains to be officially informed.
Is Shijiazhuang restricted?
On the evening of January 5, a news conference on epidemic prevention and control was held in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, to announce the information, and the whole city carried out nucleic acid testing.
On the evening of January 5, Shijiazhuang decided to implement closed-loop control over all communities and villages in the city. At the same time, Shijiazhuang primary and secondary school kindergartens suspended offline education and teaching work.
Shijiazhuang has not released the closure information. However, many communities have told the health times that if they can’t get in or out within three days, they will try their best to carry out nucleic acid testing.