2 new COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai

Cai Wenjun
Both are Chinese – one working in Mexico and the other working in Singapore. Meanwhile, one imported patient from Pakistan has been released from hospital upon recovery.
Cai Wenjun

Two new imported coronavirus cases were reported in Shanghai on Tuesday, while one imported patient from Pakistan was discharged from hospital upon recovery, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Wednesday morning.

Both new cases are Chinese — one working in Mexico and the other working in Singapore. Both were put into quarantine upon arrival at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport and started to develop symptoms during the process.

The patients have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment, while all the 89 close contacts on the plane have been put under quarantine and observation at designated place.

So far, of all the 395 imported cases, 374 have been discharged upon recovery and 21 are still hospitalized.

One imported suspected case is undergoing test.

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

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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