16 new COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai
Shanghai reported 16 imported COVID-19 cases on Thursday while two patients were discharged upon recovery, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Friday morning.
The first patient is a Russian who arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on August 11.
The second to fifth patients are Chinese who worked in Zambia and Cote d'ivoire. They made transfer via Ethiopia on the same flight and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on August 11.
The sixth is a Chinese working in the United Arab Emirates who arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on August 7.
The seventh and eighth are Philippine seamen. Their ship arrived in Shanghai on August 9 for maintenance.
The ninth to 16th patients are Chinese working or living in the Philippines who arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on the same flight on August 12.
All the new cases have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment, while their 253 close contacts on the planes have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.
So far, of all the 474 imported cases, 404 have been discharged upon recovery and 70 are still hospitalized.
Five imported suspected cases are undergoing test.
No new locally transmitted or suspected cases were reported on Thursday.
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.