30 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases including 6 more musicians linked to LKF cluster, 1 more linked to private party at Studio 9 (Updated : 9.25pm)

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24th March 2020 – (Hong Kong) Dr Chuang Tsuk-Kwan from Centre for Health Protection held a media conference today to announce that there are 30 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases today aged between 15-66. Total tally in Hong Kong has reached 387.

Among the newly added cases, 19 have travelled abroad. One of them has been to Macau and CHP is checking whether it is a local infection or infection imported from Macau. Another one is a Cathay flight attendant, one is a tour guide, and two are students. Dr.Chuang added that the patient diagnosed in Macao stayed there from 8th to 11th March, visited several casinos, and also took tour bus and cable car, the patient had fever on 15th March, the source of the infection is still being investigated.

358th patient is a 41-year-old man who visited London before being self-quarantined at home. He developed fever on 22nd March and he is currently being treated at  Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.

359th patient is a 61-year-old man with no travel history. He is the family member of 195th and 322nd patients. The 322nd is a 61-year-old woman who lives on Stafford Road in Kowloon Tong. The 195th patient is the 29-year-old man who visited Pure Fitness in LKF during incubation period. He developed fever and cough on 21st March. He is currently being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

360th patient is a 30-year-old waitress at Insomnia bar in LKF and she is linked to the LKF musicians’ cluster. She had a headache on 22nd March before being treated at Queen Mary Hospital.

361st patient is a 38-year-old woman who has been to U.K. She developed headache sore throat on 16th March and she is now being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

362nd patient is a 34-year-old woman who is a band member linked to the LKF musicians’ cluster. She has not developed any symptoms and she is currently being treated at Queen Mary Hospital.

363rd patient is a 52-year-old man. 364th patient is 21-year-old man who has been to U.K. He developed fever and headache on 14th March and he is currently being treated at Queen Mary Hospital.

365th case is a 44-year-old man who visited U.K. He was tested positive at AsiaExpo. He developed fever, sore throat and headache on 11th March. He is currently being treated at North District Hospital.

The 366th case is a 43-year-old tour guide from EGL Holdings. He took a group to Turkey and Spain from 7th to 21st this month. The group has 20 people and CHP is tracing the group’s close contacts. He is being treated at. Prince of Wales Hospital.

367th patient is a 38-year-old man with travel history and also a band member of the LKF musicians’ cluster. He developed fever on 22nd March. He is currently being treated at Queen Mary Hospital.

368th patient, a 32-year-old woman visited London and developed fever, cough and breathing difficulties on 17th March. He is being treated at Queen Mary Hospital.

369th patient, a 36-year-old man visited London and Amsterdam. He developed cough on 19th March and he is being treated at Queen Mary Hospital.

370th patient, a 26-year-old woman visited Scotland and France. She developed sore throat and cough on 19th March and she is being treated at Queen Mary Hospital.

371st patient, a 66-year-old man who visited Australia and the casino there. However, he was suspected to have contracted the virus in Hong Kong. He developed cough, fever and itchy throat on 15th March. He is being treated at Queen Mary Hospital.

372nd patient is a 54-year-old man with travel history, he works at Cheung Long Industrial Building in Cheung Sha Wan. He developed fever on 20th March before being admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital.

373rd patient is a 33-year-old man who attended the wedding at Auberge Discovery Bay with no travel history. There are now a total of 11 infected patients from the wedding cluster. He developed fever and itchy throat on 20th March and he is being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

374th patient is a 60-year-old woman who visited Portugal, Spain and U.K. She developed fever on 19th March and she is being treated at Princess Margaret Hospital.

375th patient is a 49-year-old patient with no travel history. He participated in the private party held at STUDIO 9 in Wong Chuk Hang where 4 patients tested positive earlier. A total of over 100 guests attended the party. He is being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

376th patient is a Cathay Pacific air stewardess who flew to Spain from Hong Kong on flight no.CX315 and returned to Hong Kong on CX320 from Spain.

377th patient is a 40-year-old man who is a video editor of Now TV. He has no travel history. He developed fever, breathing difficulties and sore throat on 19th March. He is now being treated at Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital.

384th, 386th and 387th patients are all band members of the LKF musicians’ cluster.

There are now a total of 11 infected patients from the wedding cluster. There are a total of 6 cases are related to the musicians of Lan Kwai Fong in Central, 4 of the are Filipino musicians from the same band, one is a waitress at Insomnia bar. The band has performed in several bars, including Insomnia in LKF, Centre Stage at 82 Jaffe Road and Dusk Till Dawn at 76 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai.

Dr.Chuang pointed out that the close contacts of the Department of Health doctor have been diagnosed. Another doctor whose work was not particularly high-risk had a negative initial test. However, the Department of Health will still provide face masks to medical staff as a precautionary measure.

In the past 24 hours, 248 suspected cases (112 male and 136 female, aged 18 months to 87 years) were reported by Hospital Authority (HA). 448 patients were admitted to hospital and 93th patient was discharged from the hospital. A total of 102 patients were discharged from hospital and 251 patients were hospitalized. Of the 119, 192, 312, and 338 cases, 338 of them experienced shortness of breath yesterday, requiring the use of ventilators. The 159th case was severe, the remaining 246 patients were stable, and another medical staff needed isolation after the family member tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Chuang further urged the public not to go out and avoid crowded places. In addition, she said that HA’s hospital restaurants have special measures to provide only take-away to patients and visitors to reduce the chance of transmitting the virus and affect the operation of the hospital. She urged patients not to eat their takeaway food in the restaurant area to reduce cross-infection.

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