5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai

Cai Wenjun
The new patients are all Pakistani diplomatic personnel and have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment.
Cai Wenjun

Five new imported novel coronavirus cases were reported in the city on Thursday, while one imported patient from the UK was discharged from hospital upon recovery, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Friday morning.

The newly diagnosed patients are all Pakistani diplomatic personnel and their relatives on the same plane with them were confirmed infection the previous day.

The new patients have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment, while 55 close contacts on the same plane with them have been tracked down and put under quarantine and observation.

So far, of all the 348 imported cases, 332 have been discharged upon recovery and 16 are still hospitalized.

Another one imported suspected case is undergoing test.

No new locally transmitted or suspected cases were reported on Thursday.

Of all the 341 local cases, 334 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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