5 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai
The city reported five new imported coronavirus cases on Monday, while two patients were discharged from hospital upon recovery, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Tuesday morning.
The first patient is an American who departed from the US on October 3 and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on October 4. The patient has been put under quarantine right upon arrival at the border. The patient showed symptoms on October 17, was then sent to the designated hospital for check and tested positive on the evening of October 18.
The second case is a Chinese working in Ethiopia who arrived in Shanghai on October 6. The patient developed symptoms during quarantine.
The third patient is a Chinese working in Spain who departed from the country on October 6 and arrived in Shanghai on the same day.
The fourth patient is a Chinese working in the Maldives who departed from the country on October 16 and arrived in Shanghai on the same day via Sri Lanka.
The fifth patient is an Egyptian who departed from the country on October 16 and arrived in Shanghai on October 17 via Austria.
All the new cases have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment, while 67 close contacts on the same planes with them have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.
So far, of all the 753 imported cases, 678 have been discharged upon recovery and 75 are still hospitalized.
Six imported suspected cases are undergoing test.
No new locally transmitted or suspected cases were reported during the last 24 hours, 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 local health commission said.