Man in North Point infected with untraceable source

Local | 30 Oct 2020 5:15 pm

A 44-year-old man who lives on 10-16 Ching Wah Street in North Point was infected with the coronavirus, with untraceable source, health officials confirmed today.

The Centre for Health Protection has today reported seven confirmed coronavirus cases – one local and six imported – taking the tally to 5,321, which includes one probable case.

Head of the Communicable Disease Branch Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said the source of infection for the 44-year-old male patient is still unknown.

The man works clerical duties at the west wing of Shun Tak Centre in Sheung Wan. He recalls himself feeling uncomfortable starting on October 27.

Chuang said during the man’s transmission period, he had been to Beacon Hill for hiking on October 25, later dined at a tea house in So Uk Estate. He had also dined at the hawker stalls in Kai Yip Estate on October 28.

The man had played basketball with his friends at Harbour Road Sports Centre on October 23, he also went hiking the next day at Mount Parker in North Point.

Around 40 of his colleagues will be tested. The man’s close contacts including those at work and those who exercised with him will be put under quarantine. The man’s home and workplace will also be disinfected, Chuang added.

The six imported cases involve returnees from the Philippines, India, and Pakistan.

The Hospital Authority said so far a total of 5,082 coronavirus patients have recovered and discharged. Among the 97 confirmed patients hospitalized in 18 hospitals, nine are critical, four are serious and the rest are stable.

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