HK reports 60 Covid cases, 21 infections untraceable

Local | 27 Jan 2021 4:38 pm

The Centre for Health Protection said as of 12am today, it has recorded 60 additional confirmed coronavirus cases – three imported and 57 local – bringing the tally to 10,283 cases.

Among the 60 patients were 30 men and 30 women, aged between 14 days to 88 years. There were also less than 40 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, 36 were linked to previous local infections and 21 with untraceable sources.

Chuang said a suspected outbreak at a North Point building has seen eight confirmed cases and five individuals tested preliminary positive from eight units.

“With the previous four cases in Block C of Tung Fat Building in North Point, there are currently 17 people affected within the building,”

A congee shop on the ground floor of the United Building in Hung Hom was also said to have an active Covid transmission.

A total of seven individuals have been affected, with six diagnosed and one tested preliminary positive, including the cook. The congee shop has been closed after the first case was detected, with 10 other staff being sent to quarantine.

Chuang urges customers who had been to the congee shop to get tested.

Hong Kong has also seen more buildings included in the compulsory testing notice as more areas are designated to come under tighter compulsory testing rules

Four buildings within the designated areas were included in the notice, including Man King Building in Jordan, Shun On Building in Mong Kok, Shanghai Mansion on Pitt Street, and the building on 434 Shanghai Street.

While six buildings outside the designated areas have also been included in the notice, including Tip Yee House of Butterfly Estate in Tuen Mun, Cheung Wan Building in To Kwa Wan, Yee Man House of Ho Man Tin Estate, Toa Shue House of Lei Muk Shue Estate, Lynwood Court Block 9 of Kingswood Villas Phase 5 in Yuen Long, and Wah Hei House of Tung Hei Court in Sai Wan Ho.

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