2 newly-arrived FDWs among 70 Covid-19 cases logged
Health authorities recorded 70 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, with 63 of them being local transmissions.
Of the seven imported cases, two were Indonesian domestic workers aged 21 and 25 who both tested positive while under quarantine.
Three others from the United Kingdom had stayed in Dubai for over a month before going to Hong Kong.
Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection said they will check if these related individuals were infected in the UK, where a highly-transmissible variant of coronavirus was earlier detected.
The two other imported cases came from Nepal and Malaysia.
There were 31 of the 63 locally acquired Covid-19 infections who lived in Yau Tsim Mong District. Of these cases, 14 were detected in an area identified as the centre of a local outbreak in Jordan and Yau Ma Tei.
Sixteen of the logged infections had no traceable source to date, while more than 40 individuals tested preliminarily positive for Covid-19.
Among the preliminary positive cases is an 80-year-old male in a small care home in Jordan, within the area where a mandatory Covid-19 testing order is issued.
The man, who had no symptoms, did not leave the facility recently. The care home’s 21 residents and 6 workers will be quarantined.
Two more buildings in the specified area in Jordan and Yau Ma Tei will be issued a compulsory testing order, as well as three buildings in other districts.
Hong Kong now has 167 deaths linked to Covid-19 after a 74-year-old chronically ill patient died early Thursday morning.