SHENZHEN confirmed 3 new imported COVID-19 cases on Mar. 21, adding the number of imported cases in the city to 22, according to the latest figures released by the Health Commission of Shenzhen Municipality today.

Case 20

A 23-year-old female of Chinese nationality, returned to China from the United Kingdom. She flew from London to Singapore on flight SQ321 on Mar. 16, then boarded flight SQ856 for Hong Kong on Mar. 18. She entered the Chinese mainland via Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint, and her body temperature upon entry was 36.5℃. She was later sent to a designated quarantine point by a designated vehicle for reporting her history of residence in the United Kingdom. On Mar. 19, she began to develop symptoms including diarrhea, fever and headache. Preliminary nucleic acid test results released on Mar. 20 and reviewed results released on Mar. 21 were both positive. 

The patient has been transferred to Shenzhen No. 3 People’s Hospital for treatment. Preliminary tracing results show that no person on the Chinese mainland has had close contact with the patient.

Case 21

A 25-year-old female of Chinese nationality, returned to China from Thailand. She flew from Bangkok to Guangzhou on flight TG668 on Mar. 19, and her body temperature upon entry to the Chinese mainland was 36.3℃. She was later sent to a designated quarantine point in Shenzhen by a designated vehicle for reporting her history of residence in Thailand. Preliminary nucleic acid test results released on Mar. 20 and reviewed results released on Mar. 21 were both positive. 

The patient has been transferred to Shenzhen No. 3 People’s Hospital for treatment. The 4 persons on the Chinese mainland who have been traced to have had close contact with the patient have been quarantined for medical observation.

Case 22

A 19-year-old male of Chinese nationality, returned to China from Spain. He flew from Madrid to Hong Kong on flight CX320 on Mar. 10. He entered the Chinese mainland via Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint on Mar. 11, and his body temperature upon entry was 37.3℃. He was later sent to a designated quarantine point by a designated vehicle for reporting his history of residence in Spain. Preliminary nucleic acid test results released on Mar.

11 was positive, and CT imaging showed pneumonia in both his lower left lobes and lower right lobes. He underwent several nucleic acid tests in the following days, and was confirmed of infection on Mar. 21. 

The patient has been transferred to Shenzhen No. 3 People’s Hospital for treatment. Preliminary tracing results show that no person on the Chinese mainland has had close contact with the patient.

As of Mar. 21, Shenzhen has confirmed a total of 439 COVID-19 cases. Another 1 patient was discharged from hospital the same day. Of the confirmed cases, 212 are male and 227 are female.

Currently, 1 patient is in severe condition and 411 have been discharged from hospital. 3 deaths have been reported so far.

All 25 patients are being treated at Shenzhen No. 3 People’s Hospital. 190 people in close contact with the patients are under medical observation.

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