Another Filipina from imported cluster of FDHs tests positive for COVID-19

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Map of coronavirus infections in the city as of Sep. 15. (SCREENSHOT:

Another Filipino domestic worker from the group of 13 brought in by one agency tested positive Monday, health officials confirmed.

The Health Department said the 35-year-old Filipina was one of the four imported cases who were confirmed to be positive today.

On Sept. 9, the group of 13 entered Hong Kong via Hong Kong Airlines HK782. Five of them tested positive at the airport and were sent to public hospitals, while the remainder went under quarantine.

Sunday saw three more of them testing positive for the coronavirus. The latest confirmed case brings the total number of people from that group found to have the coronavirus to nine.

The other imported cases confirmed today hailed from Japan, Rwanda, and India.

Tuesday posted the lowest number of infections since June 30, when the city posted two cases. This is also the first time since early July that no local cases of infection have been confirmed.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam welcomed this development, saying more Hong Kong people can resume their normal activities.

But the Hong Kong leader said the public should remain vigilant, and that the government will remain on guard to respond to sharp changes in the number of infections.

Hong Kong now has a total of 4,976 confirmed cases of COVID-19.