5 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai

Han Jing
Eight patients have been discharged from hospital upon recovery. Three imported suspected cases are undergoing test.
Han Jing

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

The first and second patients are Chinese working in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Columbia who arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on October 16 via France on the same flight.

The third case is a Russian who departed from the country on October 15 and arrived in Shanghai on October 16.

The fourth patient is a French who departed from the country on October 15 and arrived in Shanghai on October 16 via Finland.

The fifth patient is a Slovenian who departed from the country on October 15 and arrived in Shanghai on October 17 via Austria.

All the new cases have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment, while 100 close contacts on the same planes with them have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.

So far, of all the 748 imported cases, 676 have been discharged upon recovery and 72 are still hospitalized.

Three 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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