[One confirmed case found in a closed isolation ward of a designated hospital for new coronary pneumonia in Xi’an] In the early morning of March 18, Xi’an reported a local confirmed case in a closed isolation ward. After receiving the report, the Provincial Health Commission immediately assigned experts to Xi’an City overnight to guide the disposal.
The confirmed case Liu, an examiner in the closed isolation ward of the Eighth Hospital of Xi’an City, is mainly responsible for nucleic acid collection and laboratory testing of patients in the isolation ward. The case had a negative nucleic acid test on March 3 and entered a closed isolation ward on March 4. He has been working and living in a closed isolation state and has no contact with the outside world. On March 11, the weekly routine nucleic acid test was negative. As of March 16, the body temperature monitored daily was normal. At 8:35 on March 17, she had a headache and her body temperature was 37.9℃. There were cloud shadows in both lungs and chest CT. The nucleic acid test result was suspicious. On the same day, the provincial and municipal CDCs conducted another nucleic acid test and the results were all positive. In the early morning of March 18, after consultation with a joint expert group of provinces and cities, a confirmed case of new coronary pneumonia was diagnosed and is currently being treated in isolation at designated medical institutions.
After preliminary research and judgment by the provincial and municipal expert groups, the case was accidentally exposed due to accidental infection in a closed isolation ward. The hospital is a designated hospital for the treatment of new coronary pneumonia. It is currently isolated for treatment and medical observation of 8 imported confirmed cases and 5 asymptomatic infections. The isolation ward is fully enclosed. The same batch of staff have been working and living in a closed isolation since March 4. The current nucleic acid test results are all negative, and all isolation medical observation measures have been implemented for their work and living places. Prevention and control measures such as environmental sampling, closed isolation, and terminal disinfection have been implemented.