Liaoning-Anhui native outbreak roils Beijing Officials dump private clinics

The epidemic heats up in Liaoning Province, with an increase in confirmed cases in Shenyang and related areas being sealed off. The picture shows the area near Fang-type Square Lu Yuan in Shenyang’s Heping District being sealed off. (Photo source: video screenshot)

Confirmed and asymptomatic cases of indigenous CCA virus (New Coronavirus) disease have been seen in China’s Anhui and Liaoning since the 13th. Among the Anhui cases, there are 28 close contacts and 167 close contacts with close contacts in Beijing; 195 people in total. Previously, Liaoning and Anhui dumped each other for this reason because the source of the infection was unknown. Some experts believe that the source of the outbreak may be in Liaoning, and say that private clinics have become a breach in epidemic prevention. The National Health and Wellness Commission of the Communist Party of China has sent a working group to Liaoning.

The National Health Commission of the Communist Party of China today reported that five local cases (three in Liaoning and two in Anhui) were confirmed in China between 0 and 24 hours on May 16.

Among them, the official website of Liaoning Health Commission shows that there are still 9 cases of asymptomatic infected people in isolation treatment in designated hospitals. The official website of Anhui Health Commission seems to be unopenable overseas.

On the 15th day, there were 4 local confirmed cases in Liaoning, including 1 case in Shenyang, 3 cases in Yingkou, and another 5 new cases of local asymptomatic infections in Yingkou. Shenyang Shengjing Hospital, where the confirmed cases appeared, was closed and full nucleic acid testing was conducted overnight on the evening of the 14th.

Wu Zunyou, the chief epidemiologist at the CDC, analyzed in an interview with the Chinese media “Surf News” on the 15th that although the first case of this wave of the epidemic came from Liu’an, Anhui Province, the source of the epidemic is likely to be spread from Yingkou, Liaoning Province.

This also indicates that the source of the epidemic has not yet been identified.

Yesterday, the Punch News quoted an official report on the investigation of the epidemic, saying that the patient surnamed Lu, who was diagnosed on the 13th in Hefei, Anhui Province, went to a private clinic in Yingkou City, Liaoning Province, at 8 p.m. on the 3rd, reporting a sore throat and no fever, and began to hang a drip that day, followed by a total of four infusions over the next few days.

But during this period, the clinic did not report the patient information.

The report said that the patient surnamed Lu took a train to Beijing in the evening of the 9th to change trains and stayed for several hours before arriving by train in Hefei, Anhui Province, where he was not diagnosed until the 13th when he was tested as the first close contact of a confirmed case.

According to the report, the doctor surnamed Li, who saw the patient surnamed Lu, was also diagnosed as asymptomatic on the 13th at a private clinic in Yingkou. The doctor, surnamed Li, did not leave the house during the period from contact with the patient surnamed Lv until he was diagnosed, and contacted a total of 16 patients other than Lv, all of whom wore masks during an IV drip in the clinic for about an hour.

The report said the same problem occurred in rural private clinics during last year’s outbreak in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province.

Officials in Yingkou’s Mackerel Circle district in Liaoning province announced yesterday that all private clinics in the district would be temporarily closed with immediate effect, and that the specific resumption time would be announced separately.

As previously reported by the mainland media, these cases found in Liaoning province are linked to the recent cluster of infections in the studio in Anhui province.

According to the official notification issued by Anhui Province on the 17th, there were two new confirmed cases in the province that day.

In addition, the Beijing CDC announced yesterday that the Anhui cases were determined to have 28 close contacts in Beijing and 167 close contacts with close contacts; a total of 195 people. 28 close contacts involved 11 districts in Beijing, namely 7 in Fengtai District, 5 in Xicheng District, 4 in Haidian District, 2 in Shunyi District, 2 in Fangshan District, 2 in Chaoyang District, 2 in Dongcheng District, 1 in Tongzhou District, 1 in Changping District Daxing District, 1 person, 1 person in Miyun District.

In addition to Beijing, close contacts of confirmed cases in Anhui have also been found in Enshi, Hubei and Rizhao, Shandong.

As the Chinese Communist Party has a habit of concealing the disease, there are still doubts about the epidemic data released by the Communist Party.