4 imported COVID-19 cases from Lebanon, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Austria reported in HK today (Updated: 4.48pm)


9th June 2021 – (Hong Kong)      The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that as of 12am today, there were four additional confirmed COIVD-19 cases, taking the number of cases to 11,873 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 11,872 confirmed cases and one probable case).

All of the newly reported cases are imported cases. The four imported cases include a 32-year-old man who arrived from Lebanon with symptoms. He stayed at the BEST WESTERN Plus Hotel in Sai Ying Pun during incubation period. The other three are from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Austria. All three of them were asymptomatic.

The man who arrived from Lebanon had received two doses of Sinovac vaccine on 3rd April and 1st May.

A total of 33 cases have been reported in the past 14 days including three local cases of which one is from unknown sources.

Meanwhile, the CHP reminded those who had visited specified venues under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) to receive COVID-19 nucleic acid testing according to compulsory testing notices (CTNs). The Regulation also requires all household members of close contacts of confirmed cases to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test within a specified period according to CTNs published in the Gazette. The public are also urged to seek medical attention early if symptoms develop, and undergo testing as soon as possible.

As at 9am today, three COVID-19 confirmed patients (Cases No. 11837, 11840 and 11851) were discharged from hospital in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 11,587 patients with confirmed or probable infection have been discharged.

At present, there are 617 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1,146 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 41 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in 13 public hospitals and the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, among which one patient (case number: 6794) is in critical condition, one (Cases No. 9907) is in serious condition and the remaining 39 patients are in stable condition.