8 imported COVID-19 cases reported in Shanghai

Wang Qingchu
All cases are Chinese returning from overseas. Meanwhile, five patients were discharged from hospital upon recovery, and five imported suspected cases are undergoing test.
Wang Qingchu

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

The first patient is a Chinese living in France who arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on October 19.

The second patient is a Chinese working in Israel who arrived at the Shanghai airport on October 19.

The third patient is a Chinese working in Argentina who arrived at the Shanghai airport on October 20.

The fourth to eighth patients are Chinese working in Ethiopia who arrived at the Shanghai airport on October 20.

All the new cases have been transferred to the designated hospital for treatment, while 241 close contacts on the same planes with them have been put under quarantine and observation at designated places.

So far, of all the 763 imported cases, 691 have been discharged upon recovery and 72 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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