HK records over 80 preliminary Covid cases, mostly from Yau Tsim Mong

Sunday, January 17, 2021

The Covid-19 outbreak saw a resurgence with authorities reporting more than 80 preliminary positive cases today, many of whom from the Yau Tsim Mong district.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Centre for Health Protection's Communicable Disease Branch, called upon residents from the district to get tested as soon as possible as she warned about a rebound.

“A total of 99 confirmed cases have been recorded near Yau Tsim Mong and Jordan since last December,” she said.

She added that another eight buildings in these two areas have been listed for mandatory testing, including Vico Mansion on Nanking Street, Sheung On Mansion on Battery Street, 18 Ferry Street, and 157-159 Temple Street. 

The others are Kensington Plaza on Parkes Street, 45A - 59 Reclamation Street, United Mansion Block B on Shanghai Street, and Kam Po Building on Woosung Street. 

Hong Kong saw 55 confirmed cases today, including four imported and 51 local cases, bringing the tally to 9,557. 

Among the 55 patients were 16 men and 39 women, aged between 1 and 90.

Chuang said of the fresh local cases today, 35 were linked to previous local infections, including the Ma Tau Kok worksite of the Central Kowloon Route and the Lam Tin Tunnel construction site in Tseung Kwan O.