Xinhua news agency, Wuhan, Feb. 10 (reporter Guo Xiaoying) at present, 10.59 million people have been screened in Wuhan, and all suspected patients will be “cleared” on Feb. 11. This is the information released by Ma Guoqiang, deputy secretary of the Hubei provincial Party committee and Secretary of the Wuhan municipal Party committee, on the evening of 10 evening at the news conference of the new crown pneumonia epidemic prevention and control work in the province.
Ma Guoqiang said that as of September 9, Wuhan had investigated 3371 communities and villages, 4.21 million households and 10.59 million people, with 98.6% of households and 99% of people. By noon on the 10th, 1499 patients who had not been hospitalized before were all hospitalized. For the suspected severe patients who have not been admitted before, they have been arranged to non designated hospitals for treatment and isolation, and speed up the detection and diagnosis as soon as possible.
When asked whether the suspected patients have been tested, Ma Guoqiang said that although he has tried his best to speed up the efficiency of the test, he has not yet completely achieved the “zero” of the suspected patients’ test. “Our goal is to” clear “all suspected patients by tomorrow (11th).” He said.
Zhang Hongxing, director of Wuhan Health Committee, said that the primary task of all designated medical institutions at present is to collect and treat the confirmed severe cases and critical cases, as well as suspected critical cases. For patients with mild to severe disease, the referral mechanism will be activated quickly.
With regard to clinical treatment, Zhang Dingyu, President of Wuhan Jinyintan hospital, said that at present, the hospital has admitted more than 1500 confirmed cases. Most of the patients, including severe and critical patients, can be discharged smoothly after various oxygen therapy, symptomatic treatment and immunomodulatory treatment without excessive panic.
“At present, there are no cases of relapse and reinfection among discharged patients in our hospital, including patients with severe and critical diseases.” Zhang Dingyu said that after all patients are cured and discharged from hospital, antibodies will be produced in the body for a period of time. Whether lifelong immunity can be achieved remains to be further studied.