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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 53 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 50 are locally transmitted.

Among the local cases, 14 have unknown sources of infection.

At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said that one more case was detected at Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Nursing Home involving a resident.

She explained that more than 40 residents are required to undergo quarantine, in addition to those who were put under quarantine after one carer at the elderly home became infected with the virus earlier.

Dr Chuang said: “Concerning Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Nursing Home in Kowloon Bay, we think that there may be silent transmission of the COVID-19 virus on the fourth floor of that elderly home because there are so far one carer and one resident affected. So we put all residents on that floor under quarantine.

“Of course, we have distributed specimen collection bottles to people on other floors as well and so far no positive cases have been found on other floors. We will closely monitor the situation to see if there is any sign of the virus spreading to other floors.”

Meanwhile, the preliminary positive case reported yesterday at Wing Shui House of Lek Yuen Estate in Sha Tin has been confirmed positive, taking the number of affected units to four.

Three cases were detected at Lam Shek House of Ping Shek Estate in Kwun Tong where a total of three units have been affected so far.

The Government will issue compulsory testing notices for Wing Shui House and Lam Shek House later, Dr Chuang added.

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

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