HK reports 61 Covid cases, 26 infections untraceable

Local | 22 Jan 2021 4:39 pm

The Centre for Health Protection said as of 12am today, it has recorded 61 additional confirmed coronavirus cases – six imported and 55 local – bringing the tally to 9,929 cases.

Among the 61 patients were 33 men and 28 women, aged between five to 90 years. There were also around 50 tested preliminary positive today.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Centre for Health Protection's Communicable Disease Branch, said of the fresh local cases today, 29 were linked to previous local infections and 26 with untraceable sources.

Among the local cases today, 24 of them live in the Yau Tsim Mong District, which 8 of them live inside the area designated for mandatory testing.

Eight buildings in Hong Kong have also been included in the compulsory testing notice.

The Yau Ma Tei-Jordan designated area has seen two buildings included in the notice, including the building on 35 Battery Street, and Kai Yee Court on 65-70 Battery Street.

The Sham Shui Po designated area also saw two buildings included in the notice, including buildings on 260 Tai Nan Street and 95 Kweilin Street.

All four buildings have each seen one individual infected within the building.

The other four buildings are Block 3 of The Grandiose in Tseung Kwan O, Block 3 of Verbena Heights in Tseung Kwan O, Healey Building in Yuen Long and Yuet Chui Court in Chai Wan.

Chuang said health officials today also suspect a possible vertical transmission at Kensington Plaza in Jordan, after seeing individuals from five units infected.

“Four of them are “Unit C” and are on different levels, health officials are now carrying out inspections in the building to locate the source of transmission,” Chuang added.

When being asked three times to respond to the rumor of the Jordan lockdown this weekend, Chuang said she has “no comment” and will not comment on speculations.

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