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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 201.   One of them, a 69-year-old man with chronic diseases, was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s accident and emergency department on January 17 due to a cough and sore throat.   He subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the isolation ward for treatment. He was transferred to the intensive care unit as his condition deteriorated and he died this morning.   Another patient, an 83-year-old woman also with chronic diseases, went to the same accident and emergency department on January 22 due to a fever and shortness of breath.   She was admitted to the isolation ward for treatment after testing positive for COVID-19. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she passed away this morning.
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