Confirmed COVID-19 cases increase to 51 in Hong Kong

2020-02-13 19:04:41Xinhua Editor : Mo Hong'e ECNS App Download
Special: Battle Against Novel Coronavirus

The number of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) cases in Hong Kong has increased to 51 as of Tuesday afternoon, after a new case was confirmed, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said.

The additional case involves a 43-year-old man living in Hong Kong's Tuen Mun district. He had no history of travel during the incubation period, but had a meal on Jan. 31 with 12 family members, one of whom has earlier been confirmed being infected.

The CHP is tracing his contacts, including those who had contact with him during his work, Head of the CHP's Communicable Disease Branch Chuang Shuk-kwan said at the daily press briefing.

According to the Hospital Authority Chief Manager (Patient Safety and Risk Management) Sara Ho, out of the 51 confirmed cases in Hong Kong, one patient has passed away, one has been cured and discharged from the hospital, while 49 remain hospitalized, including four in critical condition and five in serious condition.

For the 40 patients in stable condition, the Hospital Authority and the CHP will make careful assessment and tests before arranging for their discharge.

Related news


Most popular in 24h

MoreTop news


Back to top Links | About Us | Jobs | Contact Us | Privacy Policy
Copyright ©1999-2020 All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.