Wang Bisheng, commander of the Central Epidemic Command Center, estimated that the epidemic is still at a plateau, but the "0+7" border quarantine relaxation policy on the 13th will still be implemented as scheduled.

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[Reporters Wu Liangyi, Su Mengjuan/Comprehensive report] The local epidemic peak of Wuhan pneumonia BA.5 variant subtype!

Yesterday, 54,874 new cases were added, which is a new single-day record for this wave of BA.5 epidemics. Among them, New Taipei City has as many as 11,234 cases, which is the first time after 105 days. There were more than 50,000 cases, but it was still the period when BA.1 and BA.2 subtypes were the mainstream.

10 consecutive days of rising plateau period, the peak trend is obvious

Before this wave of BA.5 epidemics, the highest single-day number of 49,540 cases occurred on September 14. The number of cases yesterday increased by about 13.3% compared with the same day last week, and it was also rising for ten consecutive days.

The number of cases the day before yesterday also reached more than 49,000, and the trend of plateau and peak is obvious.

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Wang Bisheng, commander of the Central Epidemic Epidemic Command Center, pointed out that at the beginning, based on the model to estimate the high and low epidemics, the number of cases in a single day should fall between 40,000 and 60,000, and now it is still between high and low estimates. It is highly estimated that the peak of the epidemic will be around mid-October.”

There are few cases of immigration, and the impact of medical resources is small

Recently, due to the heating up of the epidemic, many people have asked whether it will affect the opening schedule of the border?

Wang Bisheng reiterated that the "0+7" border quarantine relaxation policy will be implemented on the 13th of this month as planned. At present, there is still no updated virus threat abroad, and there are very few cases of overseas immigration every day, which has little impact on medical resources.

Wang Bisheng also reminded that the unblocking of the border does not mean the end of the epidemic, and that people still need to be vaccinated and abide by relevant domestic epidemic prevention regulations to avoid the spread of the epidemic and self-infection.

Xiaoying: Taiwan's successful epidemic prevention should not be politically manipulated

President Tsai Ing-wen pointed out in Taichung City yesterday that Taiwan has taken a big step towards a normal life. In two years and nine months, Taiwan has stably controlled the epidemic, and it has also steadily developed its economy. The epidemic prevention achievements have shown Taiwan to the world. President Pelosi of the US House of Representatives affirmed Taiwan's epidemic prevention. Success is a model for the whole world.

She said that we should affirm and encourage each other, not political manipulation in the election, which can neither erase the hard work of epidemic prevention nor help the epidemic prevention work.

Confirmed 7 plus 7 The epidemic slowed down and discussed again

However, after the border was relaxed on the 13th, local confirmed patients still have the "seven + seven" home care regulations. Wang Bisheng admitted that many scholars and experts have suggestions on measures for the first seven days and the next seven days, but now the epidemic is at a plateau. , it is not suitable for discussion at the moment, and we will wait until the epidemic slows down.

At present, after the public is diagnosed and notified, they need to take care of them at home for seven days, and then go out for another seven days of self-health management, but they cannot go out for meals or gatherings; Wang Bisheng said a few days ago that if they want to loosen the restrictions, they will also discuss the self-health management part of the next seven days, "the first seven days are temporary. will not be discussed."

Yesterday, he said that it is currently the plateau period of the epidemic, and measures such as seven-day home care and wearing masks must be discussed after the epidemic has slowed down.