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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 59 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 53 are locally transmitted.

Among the local cases, 26 have unknown sources of infection.

The centre’s Principal Medical & Health Officer Dr Albert Au explained at a press briefing this afternoon that one of the cases with an unknown infection source involves a resident of Lei Sang House of Lei Yue Mun Estate, and that there have been six confirmed cases found in the building.

Dr Au added that the centre received notification from the University of Hong Kong that a previously reported case from the United Kingdom is infected with the new virus variant.

“Regarding the imported case from the UK, case number 8322, the patient of this case arrived in Hong Kong via flight number VS206 on December 11. After arriving in Hong Kong, the patient of this case had been put under quarantine in a hotel.

“As this is a quarantine hotel, as far as we understand, the staff and also the workers there are following the guidelines of the Centre for Health Protection, such as wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and also carrying out disinfection for the rooms in a proper manner. So we have not identified any close contacts or exposed staff at this hotel.”

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

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