On Mar. 14, Shenzhen had 1 new confirmed COVID-19 case imported from the Philippines. The patient was sent to hospital directly from Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint and was later confirmed of COVID-19 infection. This is the 4th imported case the city has confirmed.
The patient, surnamed Sun, is a 52-year-old male of Chinese nationality. He left China for the Philippines for work purposes in July 2019. Previously, he lived in Nanshan District.
The 6 persons on the Chinese mainland who have been traced to have had close contact with the patient have all been quarantined for medical observation. The nucleic acid testing results for 5 of them are negative while that for the last person is yet to be released. None of them have shown any COVID-19 related symptoms.
The 4 new COVID-19 cases the city has confirmed since Feb. 18 were all imported from other countries.
Case 1, a 35-year-old male of Chinese nationality returning from the United Kingdom, was confirmed of infection on Mar. 1;
Case 2, a 70-year-old female of Chinese nationality returning from Spain, was confirmed of infection on Mar. 6;
Case 3, a 25-year-old male of Chinese nationality returning from France, was confirmed of infection on Mar. 11;
Case 4, a 52-year-old male of Chinese nationality returning from the Philippines, was confirmed of infection on Mar. 14.
Shenzhen has confirmed a total of 421 COVID-19 cases as of Mar. 14. Another 3 patients were discharged from hospital the same day.
Of the confirmed cases, 200 are male and 221 are female.
In terms of district distribution, 87 cases were reported in Nanshan District, 83 in Futian District, 71 in Longgang District, 62 in Bao’an District, 34 in Longhua District, 32 in Luohu District, 11 in Guangming District, 7 in Pingshan District, 6 in Yantian District, and 2 in Dapeng New District. The other 26 cases were detected upon entry to the city (from the airport, bus stations, ferry terminals, checkpoints and roadblocks etc.).
Currently, 3 patients are in critical condition, 1 in severe condition and 399 have been discharged from hospital. 3 deaths have been reported so far.
All 19 patients are being treated at Shenzhen No. 3 People’s Hospital. 117 people in close contact with the patients are under medical observation.