With the 17 newly confirmed cases, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong has risen to 273.
Most of the patients recorded on Saturday, aged between 20 months and 72 years old, had overseas travel history, head of the CHP's Communicable Disease Branch Chuang Shuk-kwan said at a daily press briefing on Saturday afternoon.
Of the newly confirmed cases, six patients returned to Hong Kong from abroad, said Linda Yu, chief manager of Hong Kong's Hospital Authority.
As of 3pm local time Saturday, 101 arrivals back to Hong Kong from outside with upper respiratory tract symptoms have been tested at temporary quarantine centres. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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