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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

4 imported COVID-19 cases found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional imported COVID-19 cases, three of which involve the L452R mutant strain while the remaining case's mutation test result is pending.   The new cases involve three males and one female, aged nine to 43. All of them arrived from medium-risk places.   Two of the patients tested positive upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport while the other two were confirmed infected with the virus during quarantine.   The centre noted that the patient of case number 12424 tested positive at the airport and his close contact, case number 12427, tested positive at the Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre.   In view of four previous imported cases involving patients who had stayed in Hong Kong during the incubation period, people who had been present at seven specified premises during the specified period must undergo additional testing according to the latest compulsory testing notice.   Four schools are also covered in the notice due to outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection or influenza-like illness.   Meanwhile, specified people linked to Block 4 of New Jade Garden in Chai Wan are reminded to get tested tomorrow in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection station at the podium playground of New Jade Garden and set up another one at the open area next to Discovery Bay Fire Station tomorrow to provide free testing services for residents and workers of the two places subject to compulsory testing.   Additionally, the service period concerning the temporary extension of the Hong Kong International Airport’s community testing centre, located at South Transition Deck, L6 of Terminal 1, will be extended to December 12.   A total of 40 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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