2 more imported cases involving returnees from India, total cases in Hong Kong reach 1,200

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28th June 2020 – (Hong Kong)  The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has announced that as of 4pm today, the CHP was investigating two additional confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), taking the number of cases to 1,200 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 1,199 confirmed cases and one probable case).
      
The newly reported cases announced today involve a 12-year-old female and a 38-year-old male who returned from India. The CHP’s epidemiological investigations and relevant contact tracing on the confirmed cases are ongoing.

As at noon today, nine COVID-19 confirmed patients (case numbers: 1063, 1072, 1096, 1106, 1113, 1121, 1123, 1124, and 1144) were discharged from hospital in the past 24 hours. So far, a total of 1,104 patients with confirmed or probable infections have been discharged.

 At present, there are 602 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1,170 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 87 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in nine hospitals, among which one patient is in critical condition (case number: 595), and the remaining 86 patients are in stable condition.

The Hospital Authority will maintain close contact with the Centre for Health Protection to monitor the latest developments and to inform the public and healthcare workers on the latest information in a timely manner.

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