Anhui Epidemic Report on February 17
Between 00:00 and 24:00, February 16，the following were newly reported by the Health Commission of Anhui Province:
a) 11 confirmed cases;
b) 9 suspected cases; and
c) 34 cured and discharged cases.
Of the confirmed cases, 3 are in Lu’an, 2 in Hefei, 1 in Huaibei, 1 in Suzhou, 1 in Bengbu, 1 in Fuyang, 1 in Huainan, and 1 in Anqing.
Of the suspected cases, 3 are in Hefei, 2 in Wuhu, 1 in Huaibei, 1 in Suzhou, 1 in Bengbu and 1 in Fuyang.
Of the cured and discharged cases, 10 are in Bozhou, 6 in Hefei, 5 in Fuyang, 4 in Bengbu, 2 in Suzhou, 2 in Wuhu, 2 in Chizhou, 1 in Huainan, 1 in Lu’an and 1 in Anqing.
By 24:00, February 16, the following had been reported in Anhui Province:
a) 973 confirmed cases;
b) 266 cured and discharged cases;
c) 6 fatal cases;
d) 22,820 close contacts, and
e) 3,860 cases under close medical observation.
Of the confirmed cases, 171 are in Hefei, 158 in Bengbu, 153 in Fuyang, 108 in Bozhou, 83 in Anqing, 68 in Lu’an, 40 in Suzhou, 36 in Ma’anshan, 31 in Wuhu, 28 in Tongling, 27 in Huaibei, 25 in Huainan, 17 in Chizhou, 13 in Chuzhou, 9 in Huangshan, and 6 in Xuancheng.
To date, a total of 701 confirmed cases are under medical treatment in hospital, 12 are severe.
27 cases are about to be cured and discharged by February 17, 8 in Bengbu, 5 in Lu’an, 4 in Fuyang, 3 in Suzhou, 2 in Hefei, 2 in Ma’anshan, 2 in Huangshan and 1 in Tongling.
Brief Epidemic Analysis: This week shows a decrease in the number of confirmed cases, from 51 on February 9 to 11 on February 16. In the meanwhile, an obvious increase in the number of cured cases is seen, with a total of 207 cases from February 9-16. In general, currently, a better situation and positive trend is shown through the work of epidemic prevention and control in Anhui Province.
According to the requirement in the work of epidemic prevention and control, a risk evaluation is conducted in the counties of Anhui Province. Numbers of new confirmed cases in three days and seven days, the total number, the number of gathering epidemic cases, and local cases are evaluated, according to which, the whole province is categorized into five risk zones —— low, fairly low, medium, high, and very high risk zones. Different strategies and measures are performed in different risk zones delicately. The result of risk level evaluation is dynamic and published by Anhui Epidemic Prevention and Control Commission Office.