29th June 2020 – (Hong Kong) The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has announced that as of 4pm today, the CHP was investigating four additional confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), taking the number of cases to 1,204 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 1,203 confirmed cases and one probable case).
The newly reported cases announced today involve a male and three females aged between 23 and 53. They had a travel history during the incubation period. The CHP’s epidemiological investigations and relevant contact tracing on the confirmed cases are ongoing.
As at noon today, one COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 1107) was discharged from hospital in the past 24 hours. So far, a total of 1,105 patients with confirmed or probable infections have been discharged.
At present, there are 602 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1,170 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 92 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in nine hospitals, among which one patient is in critical condition (case number: 595), and the remaining 91 patients are in stable condition.
The CHP again urged members of the public to maintain an appropriate social distance with other people as far as possible in their daily lives to minimise the risk of infection. In particular, they should go out less and avoid social activities such as meal gatherings or other gatherings to reduce the chance of contacting infected persons who may not present any symptoms, and minimise the risk of outbreak clusters emerging in the community.