5 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai
The city reported five new imported coronavirus cases on Saturday, while six patients were discharged from hospital upon recovery, said the Shanghai Health Commission on Sunday morning.
The first patient is a Chinese working in Nigeria who departed from Nigeria on October 12 and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on October 13 via Ethiopia.
The second is a Chinese studying in the UK who departed from the UK on October 13 and arrived in Shanghai on October 14.
The third patient is a Chinese living in the US who departed from the US on October 13 and arrived in Shanghai on October 15 via Germany.
The fourth is a Chinese traveling in the US and was stranded due to the pandemic. The patient departed from the US on October 15 and arrived in Shanghai on the same day via Japan.
The fifth patient is a Italian who departed from Italy on October 15 and arrived in Shanghai on October 16 via Finland.
All the new cases have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment, while 147 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 743 imported cases, 668 have been discharged upon recovery and 75 are still hospitalized.
Four 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.