No local COVID-19 cases reported as helpers from PH, Indonesia test positive

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The Centre for Health Protection in Kowloon City.

No local infections of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been recorded by health authorities Friday.

The Centre for Health Protection, in a press release, said all six new cases are imported—with two of them being newly arrived foreign domestic workers.

These include a Filipina, 43, who arrived on Nov. 4 via Hong Kong Airlines flight HX782 and developed symptoms the day after.

An Indonesian female, 24, was already staying at a hotel in To Kwa Wan since her arrival on Oct. 24 via Cathay Pacific flight CX798. She tested positive for COVID-19 in the second sample.

A 27-year-old male flight crew member coming from Ethiopia also tested positive.

Two of the imported cases came from India, while one arrived from the United Kingdom.

Yesterday, the Hospital Authority reported the death of a 78-year-old male with chronic illness. He had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 and had been a patient at the Caritas Medical Centre since Aug. 2.

The number of deaths in the city linked to COVID-19 infections is now at 107, with 106 passing away in public hospitals. Hong Kong has so far 5,362 confirmed cases of COVID-19.