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    Shenzhen confirms 1 more COVID-19 case

    From: Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government | Updated: 2020-04-03

    On April 2, Shenzhen confirmed 1 more imported COVID-19 case. As of 24:00 of April 2, the city had confirmed a total of 452 cases.

    Case 34 is a 35-year-old female of Chinese nationality returning to China from Russia after visiting her family there. She flew from Moscow to Guangzhou on flight SU220 on March 17, and entered the Chinese mainland via Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on March 18. Her body temperature upon entry was 37.3 degrees Celsius when first measured with an infrared thermometer and 36.5 degrees Celsius when measured again with a mercury thermometer. She was later sent to a designated quarantine point in Shenzhen by a designated vehicle, and her nucleic acid test result released on the same day was negative. On March 31, she began to develop symptoms including discomfort in throat and occasional dry coughing. Her nucleic acid test released on April 1 was presumptive positive, and the reviewed result released by Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention was positive. She was confirmed of COVID-19 infection after a group consultation of medical experts on April 2.

    The patient has been transferred to Shenzhen No. 3 People’s Hospital for treatment. The 1 person on the Chinese mainland who has been traced to have had close contact with the patient has been quarantined for medical observation.

    Domestic cases

    No new domestic case was confirmed on April 2. The number of domestic cases confirmed in the city remains at 418.

    Imported cases

    1 new imported case was confirmed on April 2, bringing the number of imported cases confirmed in the city to 34.

    Asymptomatic cases

    No new asymptomatic case was reported on April 2. Currently, 17 asymptomatic patients are under medical observation, among which 10 are from outside the Chinese mainland.

    Of the confirmed cases, 221 are male and 231 are female.

    So far, 419 patients have been discharged from hospital after recovery, and 3 deaths have been reported.

    All the 30 patients are being treated at Shenzhen No. 3 People’s Hospital. 468 persons in close contact with the patients are under medical observation.