. School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200025, China;.. Department of Public Health, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY 11568, USA;.. Taizhou Enze Medical Center (Group), Taizhou Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Taizhou 317000, China;.. School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200025, China
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly around the world. As of May 30, 2020, a total of 84 568 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded in China, with a mortality rate of approximately 5.5%. Taizhou is a prefecture-level city in Zhejiang Province. A total of 146 cases were diagnosed in this epidemic, with a fatality rate of 0%. This condition is due to the establishment of an “Internet+” diagnosis and treatment model based on online medical application (APP), telemedicine, WeChat service, and consultation hotline in Taizhou. Taizhou led in opening the “COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment Special Line” in China, which is conducive to pre-hospital screening, suppressing social panic, and clinical support. Hospitals also carried out related online lectures and popularization of science. We summarize Taizhou’s COVID-19 prevention and control experience with telemedicine features, with a view to providing reference for the control of the epidemic at home and abroad.