Two more new imported COVID-19 cases reported in Hong Kong today


22nd May 2020 – (Hong Kong) Dr. Chuang Tsuk-kwan from Centre for Health Protection announced at 4.30pm today that there are two new imported cases of coronavirus cases diagnosed in Hong Kong. There are a total of 1,066 confirmed cases as of now. The 1065th case is a 15-year-old male student studying in the United Kingdom. He lived with two others from March to May this year. After returning to Hong Kong today, he tested positive for the virus.

The 1066th case is a 61-year-old woman who visited relatives in the Netherlands on 20th March. She developed fever and shortness of breath on 16th April and returned to Hong Kong on the 14th of this month for home quarantine in Sham Shui Po. She felt unwell and went to Caritas Medical Centre for medical treatment.

As at noon today, no COVID-19 confirmed patient was discharged from hospital in the past 24 hours. So far, a total of 1,029 confirmed and suspected patients have been discharged.

At present, there are 659 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1,219 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 31 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in eight hospitals, among which one patient is in critical condition (case number: 595), one patient is in serious condition (case number: 1,049), and the remaining 29 patients are in stable condition.

Source: CHP