8 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai
The city reported eight new imported novel coronavirus cases on Thursday, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Friday morning.
The first patient is a Beninian who arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on September 8.
The second patient is a Chinese working in Zambia who arrived at the Shanghai airport on September 8.
The third to the eighth patients are Chinese working in the Philippines who arrived at the Shanghai airport on the same flight on September 9.
All the new patients have been transferred to a designated hospital for treatment, while 196 close contacts on the planes have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.
Meanwhile six patients were discharged from hospital upon recovery.
So far, of all the 595 imported cases, 548 have been discharged upon recovery and 47 are still hospitalized.
One imported suspected case is undergoing test.
No new locally transmitted or suspected cases were reported on Thursday, 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 health commission said.