13 new COVID-19 cases reported in HK today, 11 are imported (Updated: 5.55pm)

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12th April 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that as of 12am today, there were 13 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the number of cases to 11,595 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 11,594 confirmed cases and one probable case).

 Among the newly reported cases announced, 11 are imported cases and two are epidemiologically linked with local cases. The imported cases 3 from Pakistan, 2 from Indonesia, 5 from India, and 1 from the Philippines. One of the local cases is a 14-year-old boy who lives at Block 3, Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun where around 6 cases were recorded previously.

 A total of 135 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days (29th March to 11th April), including 27 local cases of which 10 are from unknown sources.

Meanwhile, the CHP reminded those who had visited specified venues under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) to receive COVID-19 nucleic acid testing according to the compulsory testing notice. The Regulation also requires all household members of close contacts of confirmed cases to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test within a specified period according to compulsory testing notices published in the Gazette. The public are also urged to seek medical attention early if symptoms develop and undergo testing as soon as possible.

As at 9am today, eight COVID-19 confirmed patients were discharged from hospital in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 11,214 patients with confirmed or probable infection have been discharged.

 At present, there are 658 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1,214 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 130 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in 21 public hospitals and the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, among which seven patients are in critical condition, three are in serious condition and the remaining 120 patients are in stable condition.

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