HK reports 34 new local confirmed virus cases

Local | 9 Jul 2020 4:57 pm

The Centre for Health Protection said as at 4:00pm today, it has recorded 42 additional confirmed coronavirus cases – 34 local and eight imported – bringing the tally to 1,366, which includes one probable case.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection said 23 local cases today are associated with the Tsz Wan Shan Kong Tai elderly home cluster.

The first case of the cluster, an 85-year-old female resident, was confirmed on Tuesday, and there are a total of 32 cases in the cluster so far. The care home has 37 residents, with 10 full-time and part-time staffers.

Nine local cases are associated with the two cha chaan teng clusters, and three of them are taxi drivers.

Source of infection for two other local cases, including a 94-year-old man, are not yet known.

Three pilots, two Philippine domestic helpers and a three-month old baby from Kazakhstan are among the eight imported cases.

The Hospital Authority said nine more confirmed patients have been discharged in the past 24 hours and so far a total of 1,176 have recovered.

Chief Manager (Quality and Standards) of the Hospital Authority, Dr Lau Ka-hin, said among the 149 confirmed patients staying in eight public hospitals, two are critical, two are serious, and the rest are stable.

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