HK reports 73 Covid cases, over half of the local infections untraceable

Monday, January 25, 2021

The Centre for Health Protection said as of 12am today, it has recorded 73 additional confirmed coronavirus cases – four imported and 69 local – bringing the tally to 10,159 cases.

Among the 73 patients were 37 men and 36 women, aged between less than one month to 89 years. There were also around 60 tested preliminary positive today.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Centre for Health Protection's Communicable Disease Branch, said of the fresh local cases today, 31 were linked to previous local infections and 38 with untraceable sources.

Among the local cases today, 13 of them were from the “restricted area” in Jordan, with nine infections untraceable. As for the rest of the Yau Tsim Mong District, 14 cases have been recorded with eight of them from Sham Shui Po.

Three buildings in Hong Kong have also been included in the compulsory testing notice.

The Sham Shui Po designated area has seen two buildings included in the notice, including the building on 35 Battery Street, and Kai Yee Court on 65-70 Battery Street.

The Sham Shui Po designated area also saw two buildings included in the notice, including buildings on 280-286A Yu Chau Street and 173 Yu Chau Street, each seeing infections from one of the units.

The other building is Block C of Tung Fat Building in North Point, recording three cases from two units on the same floor.

Chuang also said a Chinese medicine practitioner, Chung Kam-chuen at Smiling Shau Kei Wan Plaza has contracted the coronavirus, a CHP doctor has also visited Chung previously and tested preliminary positive.

“The Chinese medicine practitioner had onset of symptoms on Saturday, authorities have since traced those who visited during the practitioner’s infectious period, putting them under quarantine,” Chuang added.