5 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai

Wang Qingchu
They are three Chinese and two Belgians who have all been sent to the designated hospital for treatment. Five imported suspected cases are undergoing test.
Wang Qingchu

The city reported five new imported coronavirus cases on Tuesday, while three patients were discharged from hospital upon recovery, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Wednesday morning.

The first patient is a Chinese traveling in Japan who arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on October 11.

The second patient is a Chinese studying in Switzerland who arrived at the Shanghai airport on October 12.

The third and fourth patients, a mother and a daughter, are Belgian who arrived at the Shanghai airport on October 12 via France.

The last one, a Chinese working in France, arrived in Shanghai on October 12 on the same flight with the third and fourth patients. 

All the new cases have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment, while 127 close contacts on the same planes with them have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.

So far, of all the 719 imported cases, 653 have been discharged upon recovery and 66 are still hospitalized.

Five imported suspected cases are undergoing test.

No new locally transmitted or suspected cases were reported during the last 24 hours, 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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