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27 new imported Covid cases reported, 8 more linked to restaurant

11 May 2022

By The SUN


Of the 27 imported cases, eight involved travelers who tested positive at the airport

Health officials have reported 273 new Covid infections Tuesday, taking the total caseload from the Omicron outbreak to 1,194,460.  

They included 27 imported cases, eight of which were detected at Hong Kong airport. The remaining 19 patients arrived earlier, 15 of which were confirmed in quarantine hotels.


The new arrivals included two who flew in aboard CX216 from Manchester, two on QR818 from Dubai and Thailand, one on CI9091 from New York, one on UO111 from Taipei, and two on TK083 from Istanbul.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan also said eight new cases linked to an outbreak at a restaurant in Yuen Long were found, bringing the tally from the cluster to 20.

But she said the outbreak only made up a small portion of the daily Covid tally. Studies also showed the infection did not come from the environment, so the Peony Golden Court will only be disinfected but not shut down.


The latest cases involved two families of threes (where one of the members was a 71-year-old woman) and two individuals who had all eaten at the restaurant in the morning of May 1. They all reported experiencing discomfort in the past two days.

A test on some 190 diners was ordered after three customers were initially found infected. The compulsory tests yielded 17 positive cases so far.

Hospital Authority’s Dr Sara Ho reported five more deaths today, pushing the city’s fatality toll from the fifth wave of the pandemic to 9,139.  


A total of 938 patients are receiving treatment at public hospitals and other medical facilities. Four of them are critical and are being treated in intensive care while one is in serious condition.

In the past 24 hours, 79 patients have recovered from Covid, and 36 of them have been discharged.


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