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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 11 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong to 1,258.

The cases involve six males and five females aged between 28 and 62. All of them travelled during the incubation period.

The 1,252nd case involves a 54-year-old man with good past health. He travelled to Kazakhstan and Turkey from June 11 to 30 during the incubation period. He developed a cough on June 25, which subsided after a few days.

The patient is a cargo pilot exempted from the compulsory quarantine requirement and was under medical surveillance upon his return to Hong Kong. He has been asymptomatic since and mainly stayed home.

He attended a private practitioner on July 3 and his deep throat saliva specimen tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 today. Quarantine has been arranged for his asymptomatic wife and daughter.

Additionally, the Hospital Authority reported that 96 confirmed COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalised and 1,145 confirmed and suspected patients have been discharged.

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

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News