HK reports 12 Covid cases with three infections untraceable

Local | 23 Feb 2021 4:38 pm

Hong Kong has recorded 12 new confirmed Covid-19 cases - 11 local and one imported – bringing the tally to 10,897 cases, according to the Centre for Health Protection.

Among the 12 patients were six men and six women, aged between 9 to 63 years. There were also over ten preliminary positive cases today.

Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Centre for Health Protection's Communicable Disease Branch, said of the local cases today, eight of them were linked to previous local infections and the other three with untraceable sources.

The three patients with untraceable infections live in Mayn Yuen Building in Jordan, Cambridge Building in Wong Tai Sin, and Nanning House of Tsuen Wan Centre.

Chuang said one of them is a cook at a restaurant - Volcano Kitchen One on Tai Pa Street in Tsuen Wan, around 10 of his colleagues have been put under quarantine.

The other two are an unemployed individual and a telemarketing staff who works on Chong Yip Street in Ngau Tau Kok respectively.

Among the cases linked to previous local infections, three were said to be related to the Caritas Lok Yi School cluster, with one of them being a student of the school and two as close contacts to the students.

The cluster has so far seen 10 people infected, including three students, three teaching staff and four family members of the patients.

Chuang also added that apart from the three buildings where the untraceable cases live, Tower 1C of Upper East in Hung Hom has also been included in the compulsory testing notice today after Covid cases were detected.

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