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124 COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 124 additional COVID-19 cases. More cases were detected in Kwai Chung Estate. There are also more than 70 preliminary positive cases.   Among the newly reported cases, 33 are related to Kwai Chung Estate, bringing the total number of positive and preliminary positive cases in the estate to 276.   One more positive case was found after an earlier confirmed case occurred at Glory Court, Tsuen Wan Garden, both of them live in units 5 but on two different floors. The centre has co-ordinated with related government departments and conducted an inspection today.    It was preliminarily considered that vertical transmission of virus via pipes is involved.   The centre will issue quarantine orders to residents of unit 5 on all floors of the building who resided there during the incubation period of the relevant cases and transfer them to a quarantine facility.   As it is possible that virus might be ejected from the open

Contact tracing yields more info

The Centre for Health Protection today confirmed further details of the itinerary of two local COVID-19 cases with the N501Y mutant strain resulting in more people being placed under compulsory quarantine.   Epidemiological investigations revealed that cases 11643 and 11672 attended a family gathering with relatives of case 11672 on April 13 at Fung Hing House of Hing Wah (II) Estate in Chai Wan.   Three of the attendees then had another gathering at their home at 37 Fuk Wing Street in Sham Shui Po, with cases 11773, 11793 and 11797 on April 18.   In accordance with the latest information, the centre has immediately arranged for the attendees of both gatherings to undergo compulsory quarantine.   People who had stayed at 37 Fuk Wing Street from April 15 to May 5 have to undergo compulsory testing before May 7.   The workplaces of two attendees of the above gathering will also be put under compulsory testing notices. They are Urban Bakery Works on 3/F, Landmark Atrium and Oliver's the Delicatessen on 2/F, Landmark Prince's.   For Fung Hing House, a compulsory testing notice was issued on May 3 due to the results of sewage sample tests.
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