Dept. of Health: Two more Filipinos, one asymptomatic, test positive for COVID-19

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Dr. Sara Ho, Hospital Authority Chief Manager (Patient Safety & Risk Management)

The Department of Health confirmed to Hong Kong News that two of the 59 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections it reported on March 29 include two Filipinos.

TheĀ Information and Public Relations Division of the Department of Health said on March 30 that case 627, a 67-year-old woman and case 630, a 32-year old man, were both Filipinos who were part of the bar and band cluster.

The bar and band cluster consists of over 120 band members, patrons and staff of Insomnia, Dusk Till Dawn, Kagesha, Centre Stage and All Night Long bars and clubs who were quarantined after cases of COVID-19 infection in Lan Kwai Fong were first reported earlier this month.

Succeeding tests and contact tracing revealed that some people who went to the above establishments also contracted the virus. On March 29, seven people – including the two Filipinos – were confirmed to be part of the cluster.

The 67-year-old woman was asymptomatic, while the 32-year-old man had fever – one of the symptoms of COVID-19 – on March 28.

Hong Kong has 641 cases as of March 29, at least 22 are Filipinos, four of whom have been discharged.