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.
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.
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.