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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

1 COVID-19 death recorded

The Hospital Authority today said a COVID-19 patient has passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 193.   A 73-year-old man who tested preliminary positive for COVID-19 was admitted to Tseung Kwan O Hospital on November 23 last year.   He was transferred to the Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU) of Queen Mary Hospital for isolation treatment on December 9.   His antibody test result for COVID-19 was positive after treatment and was released from isolation order by the Department of Health on January 28.    Due to respiratory failure, he continued to stay in the AICU and a general ward consecutively. His condition worsened and he succumbed last night.
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