All-time single-day high of 149 COVID-19 cases reported in Hong Kong including 145 local cases (Updated: 5.45pm)

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30th July 2020 – (Hong Kong) Dr.Chuang Shuk-kwan from Centre for Health Protection (CHP) announced at 4.45pm today that there are 149 new COVID-19 cases (as of 12am today) including 4 imported cases, 84 local cases linked to previous cases and 61 of local cases have unknown sources. Hong Kong has maintained over 100 cases each day for nine days in a row.

The 4 imported cases include 3 seafarers from India. Another case is a cabin crew from the Philippines.

The 84 local cases include family members and friends linked to previously infected cases. There are also other cases linked to workplace/clinics/elderly home where there were a few cluster outbreaks. Case 3013 is linked to Fulum Restaurant in Tuen Mun. Two taxi drivers are also infected. Cases no. 3069 and 3149 are linked to Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse.

1 more new case is linked to CORNWALL ELDERLY’S HOME, San Hui, Tuen Mun.

 It is understood that a preliminary confirmed COVID-19 case was found in another general ward of Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The 64-year-old male patient lives in Hung Hom and was admitted to the hospital due to other diseases of his own. He was in the C5 ward before being tested positive for the virus. 8 others who stayed in the same ward went for virus testing while one of them has been discharged.

Another elderly woman aged 71-year-old was sent to isolation ward as she felt unwell at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. A 4-year-old boy at Caritas Medical Centre had fever and vomited. He was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital.

A 70-year-old woman who was tested positive diagnosis recently was sent for observation in an isolation ward in North District Hospital. 6 other patients who stayed in the same ward before were classified as close contacts.

An employee at Caritas Evergreen Home on High Street in Sai Ying Pun tested positive. 3 others at the construction site opposite AsiaWorld-Expo also tested positive. A family member of one of the three construction workers also tested positive.

Dr. Chui Tak-yi from Food and Health Bureau Secretary for Food and Health’s Office said that all restaurants are allowed to open for dine-in services. The number of customers in catering premises shall not exceed half of the maximum of seats in the premises at any time, and no more than two persons may sit at the same table. The layout of the tables in any catering premises must ensure that there is a distance of at least 1.5 meters between any two tables that can be used by customers or partitions should be provided for effective separation. Premises used purely or mainly for the sale or supply of intoxicating alcoholic beverages (as defined in section 53(1) of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap 109)) for local consumption (generally called a bar or pub) and must be closed. The section of catering business premises that is solely or mainly used for the sale or supply of the above-mentioned alcoholic beverages for local consumption must be closed.

Meanwhile, virus tests have been carried out on employees for all 53 elderly homes, 10,100 taxi drivers and truck drivers also underwent similar virus tests.

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