Arrival from UK is sole Covid-19 case confirmed

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Electron microscopic image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19. (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention/Public Health Image Library/

Health authorities confirmed only one Covid-19 casein Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The case involves a 45-year-old woman from the United Kingdom who tested positive for Covid-19 while under quarantine in Wong Chuk Hang.

She was found with the L452R mutant strain of the coronavirus, a Health Department staffer said.

The woman arrived in Hong Kong on Sept. 8. She earlier received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from Sinovac last May and had tested positive for antibodies against the coronavirus.

Hong Kong has recorded 12,150 Covid-19 cases to date, while fewer than five people recently tested preliminarily positive for the virus.