HK reports 64 Covid cases, 21 infections untraceable

Local | 26 Jan 2021 5:12 pm

The Centre for Health Protection said as of 12am today, it has recorded 64 additional confirmed coronavirus cases – one imported and 63 local – bringing the tally to 10,223 cases.

Among the 64 patients were 35 men and 29 women, aged between one to 72 years. There were also more than 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, 42 were linked to previous local infections and 21 with untraceable sources.

Chuang said the three nurses who tested preliminary positive at Queen Elizabeth Hospital have been confirmed today.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong has seen two additional Covid patients passed away in the city’s public hospitals.

An 86-year-old female Covid patient with chronic diseases was admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital on December 4,

She was later transferred to the North Lantau Hospital on December 28, recovering from Covid on January 11. However, her pneumonia continue to worsen and she eventually succumbed at 11.07pm last night.

The other patient is a 90-year-old chronically ill woman. She was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being diagnosed on January 16.

Her conditions started to worsen and she eventually succumbed at 12.37pm today.

Including the above two patients, 172 Covid patients have died in Hong Kong so far, including 168 who passed away in public hospitals.

More designated areas have come under tighter compulsory testing rules starting today.

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