36 Wuhan-related cases reported

February 3, 2020

The Hospital Authority said public hospitals, as of noon today and over the past 24 hours, admitted 36 patients who met the reporting criteria of novel coronavirus infection.


The patients include 19 males and 17 females aged five months to 70. Their specimens have been sent to the Department of Health for testing.


There are currently 76 patients under isolation.


The authority will maintain close contact with the Centre for Health Protection to monitor the latest developments and to inform the public and healthcare workers of the latest information in a timely manner.


Separately, the centre announced that as of 8pm, no new case of novel coronavirus infection was recorded, with the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong remaining at 15.


It received today notification of a confirmed case in Shenzhen involving a female patient who stayed in Reliance Westin Guest House, Mirador Mansion, 58 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui from January 27 to February 1.


Those who visited the guesthouse during that period should call the centre’s hotline at 2125 1122 which runs from 8am to 9pm daily.


Quarantine will be arranged for close contacts and medical surveillance for other contacts.


The centre will update reported cases of novel coronavirus infection on its dedicated webpage.

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