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From: crainiac (Rep: 4173)Date: 02/17/2020 13:43
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CDC report: more than 3,000 medical staff infected with new crown virus

Release time: 2020-02-18 01:16:49 | Source: China News Network

(Combat New Crown Pneumonia) CDC Report: More than 3,000 medical staff infected with New Crown Pneumonia

China News Service, Beijing, February 17th. According to the results of a new crown pneumonia study published by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on the 17th, the national report data as of February 11th showed that there are 422 medical institutions providing diagnosis and treatment services for patients with new crown pneumonia. Among them, a total of 3019 medical staff were infected with the new coronavirus, and 1,716 confirmed cases, of which 5 were sacrificed.

In the latest issue of the Chinese Journal of Epidemiology, the Epidemiology Group of the New Coronary Virus Pneumonia Emergency Response Mechanism of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report of coronary pneumonia. The epidemiological characteristics of more than 70,000 cases were described and analyzed.

The report shows that as of February 11, 72,314 cases were reported. Among them, 44672 cases were confirmed (61.8%).

Among the 422 medical institutions providing diagnosis and treatment services for patients with new coronary pneumonia, a total of 3019 medical staff were infected with the new coronavirus (including confirmed cases, suspected cases, clinically diagnosed cases and asymptomatic infections, of which 1,716 confirmed cases), of which Five people died. There may be infections from non-occupational exposures. The peak period for medical staff cases may occur on January 28.

An analysis of 1688 confirmed cases with severe severity was performed in 1080 cases (64.0%) in Wuhan, 394 cases (23.3%) in Hubei other than Wuhan, and 30 provinces in the country except Hubei (Districts and cities) 214 cases (12.7%).

The severe illness rate of medical staff was 17.7% in Wuhan, 10.4% in Hubei (except Wuhan), and 7.0% in the country (except Hubei). According to different time periods, the severe illness rate of Wuhan medical staff gradually decreased from 38.9% at its peak to 12.7% in early February.

Of the 1,688 confirmed cases by medical staff, most cases were mild patients (85.4%), and the mortality was lower than other cases. The main reason is related to age. Medical staff are all working staff, generally under 60 years old, and deaths mainly occur in patients over 60 years old.

The report mentions that, as of now, there is no evidence that a "super communicator" incident has occurred in any of the medical institutions serving patients with the new coronavirus pneumonia.

The report reminds that serious medical staff infections have occurred in some areas of Wuhan and Hubei, but the specific causes of medical staff infections and protection failures have yet to be investigated further. (Finish)

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