2022-01-16 12:00


SH COVID-19 Wards Get Record-high Overseas Patients

SH COVID-19 Wards Get Record-high Overseas Patients

With the pandemic reaching the "peak risky period" globally, a record number of imported COVID-19 infection cases are being treated in Shanghai, the city's top coronavirus expert said.

The coronavirus wards of the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, the city's major hospital for COVID-19 treatment, has received the largest number of patients from overseas since the pandemic began some two years ago.

"Shanghai is facing great pressure from the surging imported cases, as the world has entered the extremely high risky period of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Dr Zhang Wenhong, head of Shanghai's COVID-19 treatment team and director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

"China must maintain its strategic focus and patience as well as public health prevention measures while administering booster shots to get through this most difficult period," Zhang said on his Weibo microblog.

As a key air hub and gateway of China, Shanghai's Pudong International Airport handles about a third of the country's inbound and outbound overseas flights.

Amid a new wave in the global pandemic caused by the Omicron variant, which is more transmissible than the previously dominant Delta variant, Shanghai has reported 300-plus imported cases since January 1, or some 25 cases a day on average, according to data from the Shanghai Health Commission.

Most flights from the United States to Shanghai have been suspended by China's civil aviation regulator following the rising number of imported COVID-19 cases.

So far, of all the 3,015 imported cases, 2,654 have been discharged upon recovery while the remaining 361 are still hospitalized, mainly at the clinical center.

"Compared to the Delta variant, Omicron is spreading faster and is more hidden. As such its damage cannot be ignored," said Zhang.

Source: SHINE

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