CHP confirms 5 imported COVID-19 cases in HK including 2 from Saudi Arabia


21st July 2021 – (Hong Kong)     The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that as of 0.00am today, there were five additional confirmed COVD-19 cases, taking the number of cases to 11,971 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 11,970 confirmed cases and one probable case).

 All of the newly reported cases are imported cases. The patients comprise two from Saudi Arabia, one from U.A.E, one from Cambodia and one from Bangladesh. The two from Saudi Arabia are the 11-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl who are the children of the Saudi Arabia Consul. Both were infected with variant virus.

  A total of 21 cases have been reported in the past 14 days, including 20 imported cases and one import-related case.

 As at 9am today, no COVID-19 confirmed patient was discharged from hospital in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 11,688 patients with confirmed or probable infection have been discharged.

  At present, there are 602 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1 089 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 32 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in nine public hospitals and the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, among which one patient (Case No. 9907) is in serious condition and the remaining 31 patients are in stable condition.