CHP confirms 10 new COVID-19 cases including 70-year-old retired woman who lives in Tuen Mun and a 3-year-old girl (Updated: 5.30pm)


 8th April 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that as of 12am today, there were 10 new COVID-19 cases taking the number of cases to 11,550 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 11,549 confirmed cases and one probable case).

 Among the newly reported cases announced, eight are imported cases and one is a local case with unknown sources, while the remaining case is epidemiologically linked with a local case. The imported cases include 6 arrivals from the Philippines and 2 from Indonesia. The new case which is epidemiologically linked with a local case is a 3-year-old girl.

The case with unknown sources involves a 70-year-old retired woman (Case No. 11547) who was asymptomatic. She was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on April 6 for another medical condition and tested positive during her admission screening. The 70-year-old woman with impaired visibility lives in Block 3, Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun. Her family members visited her once a week. 2 friends of the patient and her family members need to undergo testing. On 6th April, she fell down and was admitted to hospital yesterday before being tested positive for COVID-19. 7 other patients in the same ward have been listed as close contacts.

A total of 120 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days (25th March to 7th April), including 26 local cases of which nine are from unknown sources.

As at 9am today, 11 COVID-19 confirmed patients were discharged from hospital in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 11,174 patients with confirmed or probable infection have been discharged.

 At present, there are 645 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1,197 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 130 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in 20 public hospitals and the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, among which eight patients are in critical condition, three are in serious condition and the remaining 119 patients are in stable condition.