Imported COVID-19 cases from PH rise to six

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TheĀ  Center for Health Protection said on June 24 that two persons with travel history from the Philippines have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), hiking the number of people with COVID-19 who recently came from the Philippines to six.

Case no. 1179 is a 47-year-old woman who stayed in the Philippines from March 8 to June 23. She flew to Hong Kong on the 23rd and already exhibited symptoms such as cough and runny nose. Case no.1180 is a 55 year-old male who was in the Philippines for 10 months, from August 2019 to June 23. He has fever as early as June 13.

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The two cases came four days after a 40-year-old woman who also flew in from the Philippines on June 19 tested positive for the disease.

Prior to that, two Filipina domestic workers – aged 30 and 36 – were reported as confirmed cases of COVID-19 on June 16 upon their arrival in Hong Kong. They were asymptomatic.

Another asymptomatic patient was case no. 1107, a 25-year-old Filipina who arrived in Hong Kong on June 6.

Hong Kong has 1180 cases of COVID-19 and six deaths as of June 24. The Philippines has 32,295 cases, 8,656 of whom have recovered while 1,204 have died.