8 more patients who have been to Wuhan in the past 14 days and presented with fever admitted to public hospital in the past 24 hours

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8th January 2020 – (Hong Kong) As at noon today, in the past 24 hours public hospitals had admitted eight patients who have been to Wuhan in the past 14 days and presented with fever, respiratory infection or pneumonia symptoms.

 HospitalAgeGenderCondition
1.Caritas Medical Centre10FemaleStable
2.Princess Margaret Hospital6FemaleStable
3.Prince of Wales Hospital10FemaleStable
4.Prince of Wales Hospital61MaleStable
5.Queen Elizabeth Hospital28FemaleStable
6.Ruttonjee Hospital27FemaleStable
7.Tin Shui Wai Hospital*3FemaleStable
8.Tin Shui Wai Hospital*15FemaleStable

*Cases have been transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital

The Hospital Authority (HA) has reported the cases and sent the specimens to the Department of Health (DH) for testing. The patients concerned are in stable condition and being treated under isolation. “The patients concerned had not visited wet markets in Wuhan before the onset of symptoms. The HA will keep monitoring the patients’ conditions and provide appropriate treatment,” the HA Chief Infection Control Officer, Dr Raymond Lai, said.

Including the above-mentioned cases, public hospitals have reported 38 patient cases to the DH since December 31, 2019. Twenty-one of the patients have been discharged.

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