Dalian reports one new local coronavirus case
A northeastern city in China reported once local COVID-19 case on Wednesday, according to China Central Television.
A 58-year-old man, surnamed Shi, who works at a local seafood processing company in Dalian, Liaoning Province, was tested positive, the CCTV report said.
The company’s business includes the processing and cold storage of imported and domestic aquatic products, said the report.
Shi, who lives alone, developed symptoms of fever and tiredness on July 16. He took some medicines but it didn’t work. On July 21, he went to the fever clinic of Dalian Central Hospital and was test positive the next day.
Shi said that over the 14 days prior to his developing the symptoms, he hadn't left Dalian.
He also said he hadn’t knowingly contacted any confirmed COVID-19 cases or people coming from high-risk areas.
Shi is now in a stable condition and has been transferred to a designated hospital for isolation and treatment.
On July 10, Dalian customs found the novel coronavirus in the packaging of frozen white shrimps imported from Ecuador.