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2 imported COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional COVID-19 cases involving men who arrived from Tanzania and the US.   Meanwhile, the centre was notified yesterday of a confirmed case in the UK concerning a 46-year-old man who left Hong Kong for London on Cathay Pacific flight CX251 on July 15. His specimen collected on July 17 tested positive for COVID-19. He was asymptomatic. The centre is following up on the case with the British health authority and epidemiological investigations are underway.   As a prudent measure, Rosedale Hotel Hong Kong, Causeway Bay where the patient had stayed during the incubation period was put under a compulsory testing notice last night, requiring people who had been at the venue for more than two hours from July 4 to 28 to get tested on or before July 31.   A total of 25 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days and all of them were imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Gover

2 COVID-19 deaths recorded

The Hospital Authority today said two COVID-19 patients have passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 168.   One of the patients, an 86-year-old woman with chronic disease, was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital on December 4 and transferred to North Lantau Hospital on December 28. She tested negative for COVID-19 on January 11 after treatment.   However, her condition deteriorated due to pneumonia and she passed away last night.   Another female patient, aged 90, also had chronic diseases and was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital's isolation ward on January 16. Her condition continued to worsen and she died this afternoon.
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