190 new COVID-19 cases reported in HK today, 2 more new cases linked to McDonald’s cluster outbreak in Cityplaza

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23rd May 2022 – (Hong Kong) Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health announced at 4.30pm today that there were 190 COVID-19 cases today. 28 of the cases were imported today. 19 of them tested positive at temporary sampling station at the airport. 9 of them tested positive at designated quarantine hotels.

Among the 108 cases tested, there was no case that involved Delta variant and 104 of them tested positive for Omicron variant. 4 of them could not be determined due to low viral low.

No new cases were found in residential care homes and 21 cases involving 19 students and 2 teaching staff were recorded in 20 schools today.

A total of 9,157 patients have passed away since the beginning of fifth wave and no new deaths were reported by Health Authority yesterday. The gross mortality rate is still maintained at 0.765%.

3 cases were recorded in McDonald’s at Cityplaza earlier. Two more new cases were reportedly linked to the McDonald’s cluster outbreak including a 67-year-old man who lives in Taikoo Shing. They tested positive during compulsory testing. So far, a total of 5 cases were linked to the McDonald’s cluster.

Dr. Larry Lee from the Hospital Authority said that more than 514 patients were still being hospitalised. 2 new patients were in critical condition and no new patients were in serious condition. At present, a total of 10 are in critical condition and 7 are in serious condition.

No patients passed away yesterday. Another 43 patients have recovered and 27 patients were discharged.

Meanwhile, 23,022 employees under Hospital Authority have tested positive for COVID-19. 22,892 of them have returned to work after recovering.

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