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HK records 3 new local infections & 6 imported, including 2 FDHs

03 November 2020

By The SUN 

5 confirmed & 2 preliminary positive cases are now linked to the Lantau staycation (RTHK photo)

The number of Covid-19 cases linked to a family “staycation” in Lantau grew today, Nov. 3, with two more confirmed cases being reported, and another two people testing preliminary positive.

The Centre for Health Protection said that while the two new patients, both males, aged 24 and 26, did not join the group at Seaview Holiday Resort, they had come into contact with them.

The first reported case in the cluster is a 26-year-old female clerk in Taipo, who tested positive on Nov. 1. Excluding the preliminary positive cases, the total number of people linked to this cluster is now 5.

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A third confirmed case is a 36-year-old man who interacted with no less than 200 people during the incubation period, and whose source of infection is unknown.

The patient lives in Causeway Bay and works in Central, where he played cards with about 10 people in an office.

His other activities included playing football with about 20 friends in Wong Chuk Hang; and basketball with a few more people in Ap Lei Chau. He also had drinks with a friend in a bar in Central.

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CHP’s Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said specimen bottles for Covid-19 tests will be distributed to about 200 of his colleagues and friends.

2 FDHs who tested positive while in quarantine are among 6 new imported cases

Meanwhile, two foreign domestic workers were among six new imported cases today.

They include a 29-year-old Filipina who flew in via Cebu Pacific’s Flight 5J 142 on Oct 22, and tested positive yesterday on her second test, while under quarantine at Silka Seaview Hotel in Yau Ma Tei.

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The other is a 23-year-old Indonesian who arrived on Cathay Pacific flight CX976 on Oct. 30 from Jakarta.

She was taken to a quarantine center after being deemed as close contact of a compatriot who flew in with her, and tested positive on arrival at HK International Airport. A second test confirmed she had Covid-19.

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The other imported cases are three returnees from the United Kingdom who are asymptomatic but were confirmed to have the virus while in quarantine; and a newly arrived traveler from the United States.

The city’s total Covid-19 tally is now 5,346, with 105 deaths.

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