Hong Kong reports 17 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, 273 in total


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  • Saturday, 21 Mar 2020

Residents walking home after the lunch hour session at Queen's Road Central in the Central district of Hong Kong. The govt on Saturday (March 21) reported 17 additional confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and 20 preliminary positive cases. - Bloomberg

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on Saturday (March 21) reported 17 additional confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and 20 preliminary positive cases, most of which had overseas travel history.

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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