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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 11 additional COVID-19 cases, taking the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong to 5,193.

 

Among the new cases, four are locally transmitted and six are imported.

 

The centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan told a press briefing this afternoon that the remaining one is a possible local unlinked case involving a 23-year-old Pakistani woman who lives in Larkspur House, So Uk Estate, Sham Shui Po.

 

“We are still investigating. It is a possible local unlinked case. But there is also a possibility that she is an imported case because she had a travel history from Pakistan in July, and her antibodies have tested positive and she has a very high Ct (cycle threshold) value.

 

“But of course, we cannot exclude that she is a locally acquired unknown case from the community.

 

“That is why we are distributing (specimen) bottles to the building where she lives to test the residents.”

 

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