15 New COVID Cases in Shanghai, International Flights Suspended

By Ned Kelly, October 18, 2022

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Shanghai Health Commission reported a total of 1 locally transmitted COVID-19 case and 14 local asymptomatic cases this morning, Tuesday, October 18.

Of the 15 new cases reported, all 15 tested positive during central quarantine, while 0 tested positive during regular screening.

That's 17 less cases than yesterday's 32 – and, once again, no new community cases.

International flights suspended...

Three international flights from Shanghai have been suspended for a week from October 17:

  • Air France Flight AF198 to Paris

  • China Eastern Airlines Flight MU570 to Paris

  • Lufthansa Airlines Flight LH728 to Frankfurt

New cases by district...

The 1 local case that tested positive during central quarantine was in the following area:

  • 1 in Songjiang

The 14 asymptomatic cases that tested positive during central quarantine were in the following areas:

  • 9 in Qingpu

  • 2 in Jing'an

  • 1 in Baoshan

  • 1 in Minhang

  • 1 in Yangpu

China COVID hot spots...

Looking to get out of Shanghai? We wouldn't blame you.

Below is a list of places that reported 10 or more COVID-19 cases today – locally transmitted and asymptomatic combined – that you may wish to avoid:

  • 141 Xinjiang

  • 97 Guangdong

  • 77 Shanxi

  • 59 Hunan

  • 50 Inner Mongolia

  • 46 Sichuan

  • 37 Hubei

  • 36 Shaanxi

  • 35 Zhejiang

  • 33 Yunnan

  • 30 Jiangsu

  • 18 Beijing

  • 15 Shanghai

  • 13 Hebei

  • 13 Henan

  • 11 Guangxi

  • 11 Gansu

  • 10 Chongqing

  • 10 Shandong

We hope that helps you make good your escape!

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