Shanghai reports 1 new imported COVID-19 case

2020-09-22 03:49:05 GMT2020-09-22 11:49:05(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

SHANGHAI, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai reported one imported COVID-19 case and no domestically transmitted cases on Monday, the municipal health commission said Tuesday.

The patient is a Chinese national who left the Philippines on Sept. 17 and arrived in Shanghai on Sept. 18 via the Republic of Korea.

The patient has been sent to a designated medical institution for treatment. A total of 34 people in close contact with them on the flight have been put under quarantine.

The municipal health commission said a total of 633 imported cases had been reported in Shanghai by Monday. Among them, 588 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 45 continued to receive treatment in hospital with two in critical condition.

By Monday, the municipality had reported 342 locally transmitted confirmed cases, including seven deaths. Enditem