Only one new imported COVID-19 case involving Indonesian foreign helper reported in HK today

Tower 10, Phase 3 - The Graces, Providence Bay, Tai Po.

14th October 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 one additional confirmed COVID-19 case taking the number of cases to 12,277 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 12,276 confirmed cases and one probable case).

The newly reported case is an imported case (Case No. 12282), involving a 30-year-old female patient who is a foreign domestic helper. She arrived in Hong Kong on 17th September from Indonesia by flight CX798. The specimen collected upon arrival in the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre at the Hong Kong International Airport tested negative for COVID-19. The results of the six tests conducted during the compulsory quarantine period at the designated quarantine facility (Silka Tsuen Wan) were all negative. Upon completion of the compulsory quarantine on 7th October, she returned to the residence of her employer at Tower 10, Phase 3 – The Graces, Providence Bay, Tai Po. The patient developed symptoms on 8th October. She underwent another test on 12th October and the test result was positive but with low viral load (Ct value larger than 30). Her test results after admission to hospital was indeterminate. She received two doses of COVID-19 vaccination (CoronaVac) on 9th July and 11th August in Indonesia. Epidemiological investigation and contact tracing of the case is continuing. As a prudent measure, the places where she resided and visited in Hong Kong during the incubation period have been included in a compulsory testing notice. Specified persons who were present at the relevant venue at specified periods need to undergo compulsory testing on or before 16th October.

 A total of 61 cases have been reported in the past 14 days including a local case with unknown sources, while the rest are imported cases.