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4 imported COVID-19 cases found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional imported COVID-19 cases, three of which involve the L452R mutant strain while the remaining case’s mutation test result is pending.   The four patients arrived from the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore. All of them tested positive for the virus during quarantine.   A total of 64 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days. One is a local case with an unknown infection source and the rest are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage. http://dlvr.it/S9x3zz

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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