More hospital cases reported

January 13, 2021

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The Hospital Authority today said a Kwong Wah Hospital patient has tested positive for COVID-19 after a second test.


Speaking at a press briefing this afternoon, the authority’s Chief Manager (Patient Safety & Risk Management) Dr Sara Ho said the 23-year-old female patient was admitted to the gynaecology ward for treatment through the accident & emergency department on January 11.


She did not have a fever and other respiratory symptoms.


Dr Ho said: “We conducted admission screening and her COVID-19 test result was indeterminate. Then we directly transferred the patient to an isolation room for further management.”


The woman's test result was confirmed positive by the Department of Health yesterday.


Following contact tracing, one patient who had stayed in the same cubicle with her was classified as a close contact and transferred to the isolation ward.


All staff members who had provided care for the confirmed patient were equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment and none of them was being classified as a close contact.


Thorough cleaning and disinfection of the ward concerned has been arranged.


Additionally, Dr Ho said a Pok Oi Hospital nurse has tested preliminary positive for the virus.


“The nurse works in the central sterile supplies department and in the back office, so there was no direct patient contact.


“At the same time, we understand that her residential building also had other confirmed COVID-19 cases.”

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