Shenzhen confirmed 1 new imported COVID-19 case on March 30, adding the number of imported cases in the city to 33, according to the latest figures released by Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission today.
Case 33 is a 21-year-old female student returning to China from the United Kingdom. She reported that she had been to the United States recently and returned to the United Kingdom on March 7. On March 11, she began to develop symptoms including coughing and runny nose, but did not seek medical advice. On March 15, she flew from London to Hong Kong on flight CX254, then on March 16, she entered the Chinese mainland via Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint. Upon entry she reported she had coughing. She was sent to hospital by a negative pressure ambulance on March 17, and her preliminary nucleic acid test result released on the same day was negative. She was later sent to a designated quarantine point for further observation by a designated vehicle. Her second nucleic acid test result released on March 29 was presumptive positive, and the reviewed result released by Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention on March 30 was positive. She was confirmed of COVID-19 infection after a group consultation of medical experts on the same day.
The patient has been transferred to Shenzhen No. 3 People’s Hospital for treatment. Primary tracing results show that no person on the Chinese mainland has had close contact with the patient.
As of March 30, Shenzhen had confirmed a total of 450 COVID-19 cases. Of the confirmed cases, 220 are male and 230 are female.
So far, 416 patients have been discharged from hospital, and 3 deaths have been reported.
All the 31 patients are being treated at Shenzhen No. 3 People's Hospital. 395 persons in close contact with the patients are under medical observation.