11 more imported coronavirus cases reported in city

Yang Meiping
So far, Shanghai has 170 confirmed imported cases, with 159 being treated in hospital. Eleven have been discharged upon recovery.
Yang Meiping

Eleven new imported cases have been reported in the city, bringing the total number of imported cases to 170, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Monday morning.

Among the newly diagnosed cases, six are Chinese students studying abroad, five in the UK and one in France.

The seventh case is a Singaporean, who had visited the UK on a business trip. The patient left the UK on March 18, transferred via Hong Kong and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport the next day. The Singaporean was put under quarantine upon arrival and developed symptoms during the quarantine period.

The eighth case is a Brazilian who left Brazil on March 21, transferred via Malaysia, arrived at the Pudong airport on March 25 and was put under quarantine upon arrival. 

The ninth patient is a Chinese who lived in the US. The patient left America on March 26, transferred in South Korea, arrived at the Pudong airport on March 27 and was put under quarantine upon arrival.

The rest two patients are Chinese sisters who lived in France. They left France on March 28 and arrived at the Pudong airport the next day. With symptoms, they were sent to a designated hospital for observation upon arrival.

All the 11 patients are treated in a designated hospital and their 62 close contacts have been tracked and put under quarantine and medical observation.

Meanwhile, four patients — two from Spain and one each from Iran and Italy — were discharged from hospital upon recovery on Monday, said the commission.

So far, Shanghai has 170 confirmed imported cases, with 159 being treated in hospital, including two in serious condition and one critical. Eleven have been discharged upon recovery.

Another 21 imported suspected cases are undergoing test, said the commission.

There were no local cases or suspected cases reported on Monday.

Among the 339 local cases, 327 have been discharged upon recovery and seven are still hospitalized for treatment, including six in critical condition. There have been five local fatalities so far.

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