Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms no new infections; medical condition of Saudi Arabian consulate worker’s daughter improving


Hong Kong has confirmed no new Covid-19 cases for the fifth time this month, while medical sources say a Saudi Arabian consulate employee’s 13-year-old daughter – in a critical condition after contracting the coronavirus – is showing signs of improvement.

Monday’s zero caseload extends the city’s run without local infections to 49 days. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases remains at 11,978, with 212 related deaths.

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Medical sources said the young teenager – revealed as critically ill on Saturday after her infection was confirmed last Wednesday – was in a better condition on Monday. Her fever had subsided and inflammation levels were going down, according to one of the sources.

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The insider said the girl had a pre-existing health condition which was likely to be a factor in her falling critically ill. The patient is being treated in a Hong Kong public hospital’s intensive care unit.

Along with her 11-year-old brother, the teen was found to have violated Covid-19 rules by visiting different places during their required period of self-isolation.

They had ventured to the Citygate shopping centre in Tung Chung, the nearby cable car terminal, and Cityplaza in Taikoo Shing.

The pair were originally granted exemption from mandatory quarantine when they arrived in Hong Kong from Saudi Arabia on July 16.

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