Hong Kong sees 107 new virus cases, 130 test preliminarily positive


Pedestrians wait to cross a road outside a flower market in the Prince Edward district in Hong Kong on Jan 23, 2022. - AFP

HONG KONG (China Daily/Asia News Network): Hong Kong reported 107 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Jan 26), including seven infections with unknown sources, bringing the city's tally to 13,627.

The new cases included 100 local infections and seven imported cases, while there were 130 preliminary positive infections, Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Centre for Health Protection’s communicable disease branch, said at a briefing.

Chuang said the number of confirmed and preliminary positive cases at Kwai Chung Estate reached 334 after 58 new infections were detected.

She said 45 new cases were found at Yat Kwai House, eight in Ying Kwai House, and two infections in Nga Kwai House.

"Hopefully, there is a downward trend,” Chuang said.

She said the seven infections with unknown sources involved a 40 year-old man in Ma On Shan, a 26-year-old male therapist from Tsuen Wan, a 47-year-old man in Ho Man Tin, a 67-year-old female toilet cleaner at the airport, a male security guard at the airport, a 72-year-old female retiree at Tai Wo House, and a 32-year-old male security guard in Tai Koo Shing.

Chuang added that the preliminary positive cases included around 40 patients who arrived in Hong Kong on board two flights on Jan 25.

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