HK confirms 12 virus cases, including Kowloon Cricket Club member

Local | 15 Oct 2020 5:16 pm

Hong Kong has reported 12 new Covid-19 cases today, of which 4 are locally-transmitted cases, including a Kowloon Cricket Club member.

Chuang Shuk-kwan, Head of the Communicable Disease Branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said two of the locally-transmitted cases today are of unknown sources

One patient with unidentifiable sources is a 73-year-old merchant who lives in Flamingo Garden in Clear Water Bay. He works at Tsim Sha Tsui.

The man is asymptomatic, he was confirmed infected in Union Hospital while preparing to undergo surgery. He regularly visits the Kowloon Cricket Club.

Specimen bottles have been distributed to members of the club, said Chuang.

the other patient is the 35-year-old bass clarinetist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Over ninety orchestra members considered close contacts have been sent to quarantine sites.

The other two local patients today are epidemiologically related to other local cases.

Eight imported cases include returnees from France, Nepal, India, and a domestic worker from the Philippines.

The Hospital Authority added no patients of Covid-19 died today. Eleven Covid-19 confirmed patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 4,943 patients with confirmed or probable infection have been discharged.

A total of 126 confirmed patients are currently hospitalized, among which 12 patients are in critical condition, six are in serious condition, and the remaining 108 patients are in stable condition.

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