Shanghai reported one imported coronavirus patient on Saturday, the municipal health commission said Sunday. There were no domestically infected patients, Xinhua reports.
The Chinese patient had left the United States on September 12 and arrived in Shanghai via Switzerland the following day.
The patient has been sent to a designated medical institution for treatment. All the people in close contact with the patient on the same flight have been put under quarantine.
The municipal health commission said a total of 640 imported patients had been reported in Shanghai by Saturday. Among them, 599 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 41 continued to receive treatment in hospital with two in critical condition.
By Saturday, the municipality had reported 342 locally transmitted infected patients, including seven deaths.