2 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai

Wang Qingchu
39 close contacts on the same planes with them have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.
Wang Qingchu

The city reported two new imported novel coronavirus cases on Friday, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Saturday morning.

The first patient is a Chinese working in India who arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on September 14.

The second patient is a Chinese visiting family in the United States who arrived at the Shanghai airport on September 17.

The new patients have been transferred to a designated hospital for treatment, while 39 close contacts on the same planes with them have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.

Meanwhile one patient was discharged from hospital upon recovery on Friday. So far, of all the 626 imported cases, 575 have been discharged upon recovery and 51 are still hospitalized.

Two imported suspected cases are undergoing test.

No new locally transmitted or suspected cases were reported on Friday, according to the commission.

Of all the 342 local cases, 335 have been discharged upon recovery. There have been so far seven local fatalities.

No asymptomatic infection cases are undergoing medical observation now, the health commission said.

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