Two tested from citywide testing among dozen infected

Local | 11 Sep 2020 5:20 pm

Hong Kong has reported 12 new cases of coronavirus patients today, where two were detected through the citywide testing scheme.

The Centre for Health Protection announced that out of the 12 new patients, nine are those who flew into the city – six arrived from the Philippines, one is a sailor from Nepal, one from England and an American pilot from Bulgaria.

The new patient of today is a 5-year-old son of the 39-year-old woman confirmed yesterday, where they went to Queen Elizabeth Hospital together for the boy’s surgery.

Chuang Shuk-kwan, Head of the Communicable Disease Branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said that the two people with unknown sources of infection were found through free testing.

The two include a 71-year-old housewife. She lives in Hong Sing Garden in Tseung Kwan O and was tested on September 7.

The other patient is a 56-year-old woman who works in Victoria Harbour restaurant in Metropark Hotel Mongkok. She lives in Tung Choi Street in Mong Kok and was tested on September 9.

Health officials also announced today there are more than 10 preliminary positive cases.

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