HK Covid cases pass 6,000 as 92 patients confirmed as infected

Local | 27 Nov 2020 4:39 pm

The Covid cases in Hong Kong have passed 6,000, with another 58 people added to the dancing cluster.

The Centre for Health Protection said as of 12am today,  it has recorded 92 additional confirmed coronavirus cases – three imported and 89 local – bringing the tally to 6,040 cases.

Among the 92 cases, there were 49 males and 43 females, aged between two to 83 years.

Of the fresh local cases, the Centre for Health Protection's Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said 72 were linked to previous local infections and 17 from untraceable sources. 

The 17 infections with untraceable sources are located across different districts in Hong Kong. The 11 men and 6 women are aged between 14 to 70 years, who include retirees, housewives working people and students.

A 14-year-old boy who studied at SKH All Saints' Middle School is among the 17 cases, the school will have to suspend classes for 14 days, all teaching staff and students will have to get tested.

Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Center for Health Protection said the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital might have experienced a small Covid outbreak with a patient who passed away and two medical staff being tested positive for the coronavirus.

“A 77-year-old patient was hospitalized in August, she caught a fever yesterday night and later passed away. Her test shows that she had contracted the coronavirus. Thirty medical staff have tended to the ward where the woman had stayed, two of them were later tested positive for the virus,” said Chuang.

The 33rd floor where the patient had stayed will be closed. Thirteen patients who stayed on the same floor and the 30 medical staffs will be quarantined and tested.

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