38 COVID-19 cases reported

July 10, 2020

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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 38 additional cases of COVID-19, of which six were imported and 32 were locally infected.


It said that 11 of the local cases live in Ming Chuen House of Shui Chuen O Estate in Sha Tin and that another nine were infected by unknown sources. The rest of these cases are related to previously reported ones.


The centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan told a press briefing that there are no plans to evacuate the residents of Ming Chuen House.


Dr Chuang pointed out the interdepartmental expert group visited the housing estate and found that there may be possible environmental contamination in the building or the nearby mall or common facilities.


“There were no structural defects that could be found that could explain the transmission among the residents because the units are facing different directions and the sewage system is not interconnected.”


Dr Chuang said the centre is advising the building’s residents to monitor their health closely and also the other residents in the estate to monitor their situation and health and seek medical attention if they have any symptoms.


“We are also distributing test bottles to the vendors of the shops in the mall and also in the market because some of the affected residents said they visited some of the restaurants or the supermarket or the market in the estate.”


Additionally, the Hospital Authority reported that 172 confirmed COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalised and 1,187 confirmed and suspected patients have been discharged.


For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.

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