An additional 50 patients from the dance cluster among 73 cases today

Local | 23 Nov 2020 4:46 pm

Another 50 people have been infected in the dancing cluster which sparked an explosion in cases as the city enters the fourth wave of Covid-19 upsurge.

The Centre for Health Protection said as of 12am today,  it has recorded 73 additional confirmed coronavirus cases – 10 imported and 63 local – bringing the tally to 5,702 cases.

Of the fresh local cases, the Centre for Health Protection's Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said 55 were linked to previous local infections and eight from unknown local sources.

The total infected patient related to the dance cluster has now reached 132, after adding 50 more today. Around 70 preliminary positive cases were also reported today.

The eight local patients with untraceable source today include a 35-year-old jobless man who lives in Far East Consortium Mongkok Building. Another 63-year-old man who lives in Ma On Shan was also infected, he works outdoor and often will inspect different construction sites in the city.

There is also a 41-year-old man who works in Mong Kok, one of his close contacts is a student at Good Hope School, the school will be closed for 2 days for disinfection.

There are also four housewives diagnosed, aged between 61 to 83. They live in Wong Tai Sin, Tsing Lung Tau in Tsuen Wan, Ho Man Tin and North Point.

Chuang also added that a total of seven other dance premises having recorded confirmed cases will be added to the list requiring people who have been there to undergo compulsory Covid-19 tests.

Those include:
1. Betterment Banquet Hall in Mei Foo
2. Hsin Kuang Banquet Hall in Sha Tin
3. Hit Power Entertainment Production co in Aberdeen
4. The World Dancer Performing Arts Federation in Tsim Sha Tsui
5. Starway Music Studio in Tsim Sha Tsui
6. Victor Yan's Studio in Cheung Sha Wan
7. Double Happiness Restaurant in Kwoloon Bay

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