Hong Kong has 31 untraceable Covid-19 infections among 90 new cases

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN): Hong Kong reported 90 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, including 79 locally transmitted cases, bringing the city’s overall tally to 6,589.

Among the fresh local infections, 31 were untraceable, Chuang Shuk-kwan, who heads the Centre for Health Protection’s communicable disease branch, said at a press briefing in the afternoon.

They included a taxi driver and an employee who worked at a sushi bar in a restaurant in Mong Kok, said Chuang. The sushi bar employee last went to work on Nov 30.

A total of 48 new local infections were linked to previous cases. Twenty-one of them were linked to the dance cluster – the biggest cluster so far and now involved 586 confirmed patients.

Another cluster that centered on a construction site in Lohas Park, a private housing project in Tseung Kwan O, saw five new patients. The group now has 24 patients.

Two new patients were residents at Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Fong Shu Chuen Care & Attention Home in Shau Kei Wan. The cluster now involved 43 residents and three workers there.

Chuang said there are still silent carriers in the community, who might have spread the virus unknowingly. It is, therefore, important for members of the public to be alert if they show early signs of the disease and come forward for coronavirus testing.

More than 60 people tested preliminarily positive on Thursday, said Chuang. - China Daily/Asia News Network

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