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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 18 additional COVID-19 cases, taking the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong to 5,161.

Among the new cases, 14 are locally transmitted and four are imported.

The centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan told a press briefing today that the local cases involve 11 residents of the Home of Treasure Company care home in Kwai Chung. Most of them did not develop symptoms.

The case with an unknown source of infection is a 65-year-old man who visits fitness centres in Causeway Bay or Wan Chai nearly every day.

Dr Chuang explained that according to preliminary information, the patient and fellow participants wore masks when having classes there. As the patient visited the fitness centres during the infectious period, deep throat saliva tests will be arranged for the classmates and staff.

Other local cases include a 29-year-old man who visited a bar in Tsim Sha Tsui on September 23, bringing the number of confirmed cases linked to the bar to 10.

The imported cases are from Russia, India and Tunisia.

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

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News