A total of 2,156 new infections were reported in one day, experts said

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From 00:00 to 24:00 on March 12, jilin Province reported a total of 1,412 locally confirmed cases and 744 asymptomatic cases.In one day, Jilin province reported 2,156 new infections.”One of the characteristics of the current jilin epidemic is the multi-site outbreak, which not only occurred in some densely populated places, such as schools, but also appeared in some grassroots areas, such as rural areas, which is easy to cause the spread of the virus.”Lin Bingliang, chief physician of the department of infectious diseases at the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, told People’s Daily Health App that the outbreak occurred during the spring semester, with increased cross-regional mobility and clusters of cases in some schools.Earlier, Zhang Yan, deputy director of the Health Commission of Jilin Province, said that the epidemic in Jiutai District of Jilin City and Changchun City has been spreading in communities and is in a fast rising stage. As local nucleic acid testing continues, the number of infected people found in screening will increase rapidly in a short period of time.According to Xinhua, Zhao Qinglong, director of the Emergency response Office of jilin Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a press conference that the current outbreak was caused by a new imported virus, which was imported from abroad in late February.Novel Coronavirus whole-genome sequencing was performed on 90 samples of infected persons reported earlier by Jilin CDC, and the results showed that all of them were the evolutionary branch of Omicron strain BA.2.”Omicron itself is highly secretive and spreads quickly. In recent days, most of the cases in Jilin, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Dongguan and Shanghai have been asymptomatic, which is related to the fact that omicron is not easy to detect. Once a case is found, the virus may have spread for several generations.”Lin Bingliang told People’s Daily Health Client.Omicron mild disease, asymptomatic, should be kept on high alert.Lin suggested strengthening the monitoring of people entering key areas or overseas to make the monitoring network more accurate and scientific.The prevention and control measures should be taken in closed institutions such as nursing homes for the elderly and psychiatric hospitals. Once infected with COVID-19, elderly patients with underlying diseases will cause great harm. Early detection, early reporting, early isolation and early diagnosis should be carried out.Strictly standardize the establishment of isolation places;Hospital prevention and control must be done well to avoid nosocomial infection.Source: Health Times