5 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai

Chen Xiaoli
All the new cases are Chinese returning from overseas. Meanwhile, seven patients have been discharged from hospital upon recovery.
Chen Xiaoli

The city reported five new imported novel coronavirus cases on Sunday, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Monday morning.

The first two new cases are Chinese working in Senegal and Guinea, respectively. They transferred via France and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on the same flight on September 11.

The third and fourth cases are Chinese working or living in the Philippines who arrived at the Shanghai airport the same day.

The fifth case is a Chinese living in the United States who arrived in Shanghai on September 12.

All the new patients have been transferred to a designated hospital for treatment, while 119 close contacts on the planes have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.

Meanwhile, seven patients were discharged from hospital upon recovery. So far, of all the 605 imported cases, 562 have been discharged upon recovery and 43 are still hospitalized.

Three imported suspected cases are undergoing test.

No new locally transmitted or suspected cases were reported on Sunday, 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.

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