5 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai

Wang Qingchu
One patient has been discharged from hospital upon recovery. Five imported suspected cases are undergoing test.
Wang Qingchu

The city reported five new imported coronavirus cases on Friday, while one patient was discharged from hospital upon recovery, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Saturday morning.

The first patient is a Chinese studying in Germany who arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on October 4.

The second patient is a Philippine sailor who arrived in Shanghai on October 12 as the ship docked here for maintenance.

The third to fifth patients are Chinese working in the Philippines who arrived in Shanghai on October 15 on the same flight.

All the new cases have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment, while 43 close contacts on the same planes and ship with them have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.

So far, of all the 738 imported cases, 662 have been discharged upon recovery and 76 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 local health commission said.

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