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CHP reports 19 new infections, but warns rebound still likely

03 February 2021

By Vir B. Lumicao 

Not a single positive case was found after locking down 17 buildings in Sham Shui Po

Nineteen persons were today found positive for the coronavirus, the lowest daily number of new patients since Jan 1 this year, but Hong Kong health officials said it did not suggest the epidemic was already under control.

Of the nine women and 10 men aged 14 to 72 who tested positive, seven were found to have no links with previous cases, said Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection.

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Chuang said seven patients were found in the community testing centers. She said there were about 20 preliminary positive cases.

Today’s tally was a big slide from the 107 new cases on Jan 18 following crowd gatherings and family get-togethers during the Christmas and New Year holidays. It was the third decline in as many days and brought Hong Kong’s total tally to 10,531.

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“Although the number is only 19 today, but there are still seven unlinked cases… These cases live in various districts in the territory, and each case can spread to other cases, so they are also sources of infection,” said Chuang said in the daily press briefing.

“So, I don’t think the current situation is completely under control,” she said.


No new Covid-19 cases were found in parts of Tin Shui Wai and Shamshuipo that were  sealed off overnight by the government in so-called ambush lockdowns. One person living in Jordan had unclear test results so he was sent to hospital for further testing, Chuang said.

Two women were found infected in this luxury residential block in North Point

Two women aged 41 and 34, were confirmed positive on a block at Sky Scraper on Braemar Hill, North Point. The asymptomatic older patient was epidemiologically linked to the other case, who developed symptoms on Feb 1.


A sales staff at Uniqlo fashion store at Langham Place in Mongkok also tested positive, bringing to four the number of infected salespersons in the shop. Two of their friends with whom they dined on Jan 28 were also found infected.

The cases today included a 66-year-old man from Po Sheung Tsuen, Sheung Shui, who was found dead following a visit to the Chen Wu Ho Outpatient Clinic. Chuang said he visited an infected family member on Jan 16 and did not inform the CHP.

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Dr Linda Yu, a chief manager at the Hospital Authority, said the man submitted a saliva specimen bottle but since the bottle had leaked, the man had to be retested. Yu said on Jan 28, the family could not contact him so they called the police.

Officers broke into the unit and found the man dead. After a test of his specimen in the mortuary, he was confirmed positive.


Yu said also among today’s cases was a nurse who worked in a clinic on the 16th floor of a commercial building on 122 Queen’s Road Central. She complained of a sore throat when she last reported for work on Jan 29.

As a result, five of the nurse’s close contacts on the same floor were sent to a 14-day quarantine.

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