The recent outbreak of a cluster of infections among studio workers in China’s Anhui Province continues to spread. So far, officials in both Liaoning Province and Anhui have acknowledged 14 local infections, while the source of the outbreak has yet to be identified.
The National Health Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) reported on the 16th that there were 18 new confirmed cases in China in the past 24 hours, 14 of which came from Guangdong, Yunnan and Shanghai provinces, and four confirmed local cases from Liaoning province.
As of 7:00 p.m. on the 15th, one of the four new local confirmed cases in Liaoning province that day was in Shenyang and three in Yingkou, while the five new local asymptomatic infections were all in Yingkou, according to mainland media reports.
These cases found in Liaoning province are allegedly linked to a recent cluster of infections in a studio in Anhui province. And so far, this wave of outbreaks in the province has cumulatively resulted in six confirmed cases and eight asymptomatic infections. In other words, the total number of infected people in the province has reached 14.
According to the official notification issued by Anhui Province on the 16th, there were 2 new confirmed cases of CCP pneumonia in the province on that day. Since the 13th, 14 people have been infected with the CCP virus in Lu’an City and Feixi County, including 7 asymptomatic cases, all from photography training activities at a photography studio in the Yu’an District of Lu’an City and a hotel in Feixi County.
However, the Chinese Communist Party has always been “reporting good news but not bad”, and local officials often throw out scaled-down data and conceal the real situation when they have to report bad news for their own so-called “performance”. Therefore, the outside world is usually skeptical of the official data released by the CCP and only uses it for reference.
The most critical issue is that the real “patient zero” of this new local epidemic has not yet been identified, and it has not yet been determined where Li, who was first diagnosed, contracted pneumonia in the CCP.