HK records 8 new COVID-19 cases, one imported from PH

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Map of buildings with confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days. (SCREENSHOT:

Hong Kong health authorities have confirmed eight new cases of coronavirus infections Tuesday, including an imported case from the Philippines.

There were two cases of local infections without traceable sources. The Centre for Health Protection regularly holds press briefings when there are cases whose origin of infection is unknown, but there was not one today in light of the storm warning signal raised over the city.

One of these cases is a 68-year-old man living in Tower 8 of The Wings in Tseung Kwan O. He developed a fever on Oct. 5, and he had a doctor’s check-up on the same day and on Oct. 8.

The man sought medical treatment Tseung Kwan O Hospital on Oct. 11 where he was admitted for further management. A 33-year-old male relative living with him is also among the newly reported cases.

The other case whose infection source could be not determined is a 48-year-old man from Ngau Tau Kok.

He had a fever on Oct. 10, and got himself checked at the United Christian Hospital on Oct. 11. He works at Cityplaza One and last went to work on Oct. 9.

Aside from the imported case from the Philippines, there were imported cases from France, Germany, and India.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Hong Kong to 5,202.