Source: Hong Kong Information Services
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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 115 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 109 are locally transmitted.
The centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan told a press briefing this afternoon that the cases involve 42 men and 73 women ranging in age from 11 months to 86.
Among the locally transmitted cases, 24 have an unknown source of infection, 23 have links with previous cases and 62 are related to the dance club cluster.
The dance club cluster has registered close to 480 cases so far.
Dr Chuang said according to the trend and the number of confirmed cases so far, this wave of the epidemic seems more severe than the last. She called on the public to maintain social distancing and avoid unnecessary social gatherings.
Among the local cases, more than 10 are related to three restaurants and involve both staff and customers.
The Government will publish a compulsory testing notice requiring people who had been to the three food premises after November 15 to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test by December 3.
There are six imported cases.
For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.