4 more Wuhan-related cases recorded

January 17, 2020

The Hospital Authority said public hospitals, as of noon today and over the past 24 hours, admitted four more patients who had been to Wuhan in the past 14 days.


They presented symptoms of fever, respiratory infection or pneumonia.


The authority said the patients, three males and one female aged between 24 and 43, are being treated at Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and Queen Mary hospitals.


Currently, six patients are under isolation and in stable condition.


There are no patients confirmed as being infected with novel coronavirus in public hospitals.


Separately, the Centre for Health Protection said according to the National Health Commission, one more person has died among the 41 patients diagnosed with having the novel coronavirus infection.


The centre received notification from the commission last night.


The 69-year-old man developed symptoms on December 31 and passed away on January 15.


As of January 16, a total of 41 patients have been diagnosed with having the novel coronavirus infection.


Among them, 12 patients were discharged, five are in serious condition and two died, while the remaining patients are in stable condition.


A total of 763 close contacts have been identified. All have been put under medical surveillance and no related cases have been detected so far.

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