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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

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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