CHP investigates six additional confirmed imported cases of COVID-19, 4 involved mutant strains

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30th November 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that as of 0.00am today the CHP was investigating six additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the number of cases to 12,437 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 12,436 confirmed cases and one probable case).

The newly reported cases are imported cases. 3 of the patients arrived from Pakistan, one arrived from India, one arrived from U.K. and one arrived from the Philippines.

Four of the cases involved mutant strains while the viral load of one case is insufficient for mutation tests and the mutation test result of the remaining case is pending. The patients comprise two males and four females, aged 1 to 48. All of them arrived in Hong Kong from Group A specified places (high-risk). Cases No. 12437, 12438 and 12439 are close contacts of imported cases confirmed previously (Cases No. 12411, 12412 and 12413) and they tested positive at the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre. For the remaining patients, one of them tested positive during the “test-and-hold” arrangement upon arrival at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre at Hong Kong International Airport and the other two tested positive during quarantine.

Sources: CHP

 A total of 43 cases have been reported in the past 14 days and all of them are imported cases.

 According to the testing and quarantine arrangements for local COVID-19 cases with mutant strains, the CHP reminded that persons who resided or worked within the same building as the residence of relevant cases will be subject to compulsory testing on specified dates in accordance with the announcement by the DH. They will also be required to undergo self-monitoring until the 21st day (see the details of the buildings and dates of testing at www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/CTN_Specified_premises_and_Dates_of_Testing.pdf).

Specified persons in relation to the following specified premises are also reminded to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice tomorrow:

  • Way Man Court, 50-52 Village Road, Happy Valley
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