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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 36 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 35 are locally transmitted.
Of the local cases, 29 are related to previous ones and six are those with unknown sources of infection.
At a media briefing this afternoon, the centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said that there are also about 20 preliminary positive cases.
One of the preliminary positive cases is a security guard who works at the Kwai Chung Container Terminal.
“For the preliminary positive case involving a security guard at the Kwai Chung Container Terminal 2’s exit gate, we will put his other colleagues – around eight – under quarantine.
“We also noted some other colleagues shared the same resting rooms and we will also put them under quarantine. So around 16 colleagues will be put under quarantine, besides his own family members and other close contacts.”
Dr Chuang called on all terminal operators to ask their staff to send in specimens for testing.
Additionally, the Hospital Authority reported that that 751 confirmed COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalised and 3,677 confirmed and suspected patients have been discharged.
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