16 new COVID-19 cases reported in HK today including 4 local cases with unknown sources (Updated: 6.45pm)

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22nd February 2021 – (Hong Kong)      The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that as of 0.00am, 22nd February, the CHP was investigating 16 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases , taking the number of cases to 10,885 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 10,884 confirmed cases and one probable case).

 Among the newly reported cases announced, three are imported cases and four are local cases with unknown sources while the remaining nine cases are epidemiologically linked with a local case.

The first case with unknown sources involves a 66-year-old woman (Case No. 10876) who developed sore throat, cough, runny nose and diarrhoea on 19th February. She went to a mobile specimen collection station for testing on the next day and tested positive. She is a postnatal care helper. She last went to work on 11th February.

 The second case with unknown sources involves a 76-year-old man (Case No. 10877) who developed sore throat and shortness of breath on 5th February. He went to a mobile specimen collection station for testing on 20th February and tested positive. The patient is retired.

  The third case with unknown sources involves a 41-year-old man (Case No. 10883) who developed sore throat, cough, runny nose and headache on 17th February. He attended a private practitioner on the same day. His deep throat saliva sample submitted to a General Out-patient Clinic on the next day tested positive. He is a computer officer. He last went to work on 11th February.

 The fourth case with unknown sources involves a 62-year-old man (Case No. 10884) who developed runny nose on 19th February. He went to a mobile specimen collection station for testing on the same day and tested positive. The patient is retired.

 A total of 233 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days (9th to 21st February), including 192 local cases of which 76 are from unknown sources.

 As at 9am today, 15 COVID-19 confirmed patients were discharged from hospital in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 10,404 patients with confirmed or probable infection have been discharged.

 At present, there are 677 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1 224 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 237 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in 24 public hospitals and a community treatment facility, among which 18 patients are in critical condition, 12 are in serious condition and the remaining 207 patients are in stable condition.

Source: CHP


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