Eighth Filipino cleared of COVID-19

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The Department of Health confirmed to Hong Kong News on April 16 that a Filipina has been discharged from the hospital on April 14 after being cleared of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The Information and Public Relations Division said that case no.360, a Filipina, has been released from the Queen Mary Hospital. The 30-year-old was part of the bar and band cluster, which consists of musicians, bar personnel and patrons who got infected with COVID-19 in March.

The bar and band cluster spans four bars – Insomnia in Lan Kwai Fong, Dusk Till Dawn,  Centre Stage in Wan Chai and All Night Long in Tsim Sha Tsui – and involved nine bands. The cluster consisted of 62 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection, at least seven of whom are Filipinos.

The spread of infection in the said places led to the two-week closure of bars and other establishments which sold liquor starting April 2.

Case no.360 was the eighth Filipina who was cleared of COVID-19.  Prior to this, the Philippine Consulate General said on April 2 and 4 that three other Filipinos have been released from the hospital.

Hong Kong has 1,016 cases of COVID-19 infection as of April 15, at least 24 of whom are Filipinos, eight of which have been discharged.