Virus tally passes 1,400 as HK records 32 new local cases

Local | 10 Jul 2020 4:58 pm

There have been 38 new confirmed coronavirus cases – 32 local and eight imported – as at 4:00pm today, bringing the tally to 1,404, which includes one probable case.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection said eleven of the local cases live at the Ming Chuen House, Shui Chuen O Estate in Sha Tin. The first case of the public housing block this week was recorded on Tuesday, involving a 66-year-old woman who had no recent travel history.

Ten local cases are linked with the Pan Kei congee shop, Sun Fat Restaurant and Kong Tai elderly home clusters, while source of infection for nine others are still unknown.

The eight imported cases include a pilot and marine workers, and some of them have already left Hong Kong.

The Hospital Authority said 1,187 patients have recovered so far after 11 more were discharged in the past 24 hours.

Among the 172 confirmed patients staying in nine hospitals, two are critical, two are serious and 168 are stable, said Dr Sara Ho, Chief Manager of Patient Safety and Risk Management.

The occupancy rate of negative pressure beds and wards are 59 percent and 68 percent, respectively.

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