4 Indo DHs among 76 new Covid-19 cases
Hong Kong health authorities recorded 76 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, as the government wrapped up mandatory testing in an area under lockdown in Yau Tsim Mong.
All four imported cases recorded today were Indonesian domestic workers, aging from 21 to 37 years old. One arrived in Hong Kong on Jan. 22 via Singapore, while three others arrived on Jan. 10 and were confirmed positive in the sample they gave on the 12th day of quarantine.
Sunday’s tally pushed the city’s coronavirus case total to 10,086. Nearly 60 people tested preliminarily positive for Covid-19.
A 77-year-old chronically ill man who tested positive for Covid-19 died Sunday afternoon in Kwong Wah Hospital. There are now 169 coronavirus-related deaths in the city to date.
Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan, communicable disease branch head of the Centre for Health Protection, said 23 cases today are from the Yau Tsim Mong District.
Health officials added that as of 3 p.m. Sunday, more than 7,000 people in the area under lockdown in Jordan had tested for Covid-19. Of these, 13 tested positive, yielding a positive rate of 0.17%.
Some residents in the restricted area who had tested negative were allowed to leave by 6 pm, provided they wore wristbands signifying their testing status.
Three buildings were issued mandatory testing orders: Chi Tat House, On Tat Estate; Ning On Mansion, Taikoo Shing; and 84 Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po.