China’s new outbreak tripled in one day

The number of Covid-19 cases in the Fujian outbreak increased from 20 to 64 after one day, all related to the Delta mutation.

Chinese health authorities on September 12 reported 64 infections related to an outbreak caused by the Delta mutation in Xianyu district, Putian city, Fujian province. This number of infections includes 32 symptomatic cases and 32 asymptomatic cases.

This outbreak was discovered on September 10, when the Tien Du district government discovered that 6 people from two families had tested positive for nCoV, including three children, aged between 10 and 12. On September 11, the number of infections detected increased to 20, all related to the Delta variant.

Medical staff take samples to test for Covid-19 for people in Tien Du district, Putian city, Fujian province, September 12.  Photo: Xinhua

Medical staff take samples to test for Covid-19 for people in Tien Du district, Putian city, Fujian province, September 12. Photo: Xinhua

The Putian government has identified 841 F1 and 1,690 F2, of which 1,293 are under medical supervision. Authorities will conduct PCR tests on people in 24 neighboring villages, which are identified as high-risk areas for infection.

Authorities have imposed travel restrictions and a ban on indoor gatherings in some areas of Putian city. People of Putian are not allowed to leave the city, students stopped going to school from September 13.

Final sequencing results will be available within the next 2-3 days. Officials suspect the outbreak this time originated from a person returning from Singapore. This person was isolated in Xiamen for 14 days after returning home and tested negative three times before returning to Putian.

Hong Hanh (Follow Taiwan News)

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