2 FDWs from Philippines among 8 new Covid-19 cases
Two domestic workers from the Philippines who arrived in Hong Kong two weeks ago were found to have contracted Covid-19, health officials confirmed Tuesday.
A staff member of the Health Department’s information and public relations bureau said the workers, aged 37 and 30, arrived in the city on Feb. 2 via Cebu Pacific flight 5J 272. The member said both tested positive on the second sample.
Of the six local cases, three were previously linked to other confirmed Covid-19 infections. The three cases without a discernible origin were preliminary positive cases yesterday.
Among the cases with an unknown origin of infection is a 39-year-old woman who developed fever and headache on Feb. 9. She went to a general out-patient clinic four days later, and submitted a deep throat saliva sample on Feb. 14.
Another infection without discernible links to date is a 53-year-old senior fireman at Kwai Chung Fire Station, while an 8-year-old female student was also confirmed.
The Hospital Authority also reported the death of another elderly patient with Covid-19 this morning. In a statement on the government website, the HA said an 82-year-old woman with chronic illnesses was admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital on Jan. 20.