12 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai

Wang Qingchu
All patients are Chinese returning from overseas, including nine working in the Philippines. Two imported suspected cases are undergoing test.
Wang Qingchu

The city reported 12 new imported novel coronavirus cases on Thursday, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Friday morning.

The first patient is a Chinese working in India who arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on September 16.

The second and third patients, a mother and a daughter, are Chinese living in Jamaica who arrived at the Shanghai airport on September 15.

The fourth to 12th patients are Chinese working in the Philippines who arrived at the Shanghai airport on the same flight on September 16.

All the new cases have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment, while 251 close contacts on the same planes with them have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.

So far, of all the 624 imported cases, 574 have been discharged upon recovery and 50 are still hospitalized.

Two imported suspected cases are 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.

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