14th September 2020 – (Hong Kong) Dr.Chuang Shuk-kwan from Centre for Health Protection (CHP) announced at 4.30pm today that there are 14 new COVID-19 cases (as of 12am today) with 2 imported cases and 12 local cases. There are also 9 cases which are linked to previous cases and 3 cases with unknown sources. Total cases in Hong Kong have reached 4,972.
2 imported cases include one domestic helper from the Philippines and one returnee from India.
4 out of 9 cases are linked to previous cases that were detected at Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). One of the cases was linked to a previous case with unknown source.
Among the cases with unknown sources, Case No.4967 is a 51-year-old woman who lives on Waterloo Road in Ho Man Tin. She works in Aberdeen. Case No.4969 is a 61-year-old retiree who lives in Tuen Mun. His family member, a 63-year-old woman also tested positive. They both tested positive at the UCTP test centre at Tuen Mun Government Secondary School on 10th September. Case No.4972 is a 49-year-old man who lives at Siu Hong Court, Tuen Mun and tested positive at a UCTP centre in Tin Shui Wai. Both Case No.4969,his family member and Case No.4972 went to the same restaurant i.e. Do Shing Restaurant, 2A, Heung Sze Wui Road in Tuen Mun. CHP has already informed the restaurant to suspend business and commence disinfection. 30 employees from the restaurant need to undergo testing.
Dr. Linda Yu from Hospital Authority (HA) announced that as of 9am today, 194 confirmed patients were being treated in 19 hospitals of the HA and AsiaWorld-Expo community treatment facilities. Among them, 21 are in critical condition, 8 are in serious condition, and 165 are in stable condition.
5 COVID-19 confirmed patients were discharged from hospital in the last 24 hours. A total of 4,635 patients with confirmed or probable infection have been discharged so far.
1 patient has passed away in the past 24 hours. A total of 100 COVID-19 patients have passed away in public hospitals so far.
At present, public hospitals have put to use 1,198 negative pressure beds with a utilisation rate of 48.5% and 670 negative pressure wards have been put to use, with a utilisation rate of 59.1%.