Between 00:00 and 24:00, March 19, no new confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Jiangsu.
As of 24:00, March 19, 631 cases have been reported in Jiangsu accumulatively, 93 of which were in Nanjing, 55 in Wuxi, 79 in Xuzhou, 51 in Changzhou, 87 in Suzhou, 40 in Nantong, 48 in Lianyungang, 66 in Huai’an, 27 in Yancheng, 23 in Yangzhou, 12 in Zhenjiang, 37 in Taizhou, and 13 in Suqian. 631 cases have been cured and discharged from hospital in cumulative terms.
Of the traced 12,657 close contacts, 13 are still under medical quarantine and 12,644 have been released.
Experts note that all the confirmed cases having been discharged from hospital does not imply zero risk. Given the grave situation of the pandemic overseas, we must follow through our work as we have started with the focus on preventing imported cases by staying alert to the disease and keeping stringent containment measures to ensure no resurgence at home.
It is still necessary for the public to keep precautions in place; develop good hygiene habits including wearing a mask and washing hands frequently; follow proper cough etiquette; ventilate and clean homes and offices every day; and reduce group gathering. By doing so, infection risks will be effectively lowered.
Appointment is required for receiving diagnosis and treatment in all secondary and tertiary hospitals across the province. In order to reduce crowd gathering and shorten waiting time at hospitals, you are suggested to make an appointment with your doctor through multiple channels, including the internet, smartphone APPs, telephone call, SMS and self-service machines at hospitals.