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Filipina DH among 7 new coronavirus cases with mutant strains

22 December 2021

By The SUN 

The Filipina DH is lone L452R carrier among the 7 imported cases

Seven newly arrived people, including a Filipina domestic helper with the L452R strain, were confirmed today, Dec 22, by Hong Kong health officials to be coronavirus cases. The cases, all imported, raised the city’s infection tally to 12,560.

The Centre for Health Protection also reported that seven patients confirmed on Monday to be carrying the N501Y mutant strain have tested positive for the Omicron variant.

The new Omicron cases, No. 12537, 12540, 12541, 12542, 12543, 12544 and 12545 involved six men and a woman aged 29 to 61.


Four of them tested positive for coronavirus upon arrival at the airport and three during quarantine. They took to 34 the number of Omicron cases in Hong Kong.

Today’s newly discovered cases comprised three men and four women aged 22 to 61. Five of them tested positive upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport and one tested positive during quarantine.

Six of them carried the N501Y mutant strain linked to the highly infectious Omicron.


The 38-year-old Filipina helper, the lone L452R carrier, arrived on Dec 20 via flight 5J272 from Manila. She had two shots of the Sinovac vaccine in the Philippines on Oct 20 and Nov 18. 

One of the new patients was a female air crew member aged 50 who arrived from the United States via London on Virgin Atlantic VS206 flight on Dec 20. She received two AstraZeneca jabs in the UK on Mar 25 and Jun 15.

A 22-year-old man from Switzerland and France who took the same VS206 flight in London developed symptoms on Dec 19, a day before his arrival here. He had Covid-19 in France in October 2020 and was considered as a re-infection case.


Another patient was a man aged 56 who arrived from Kenya on flight QR818 via Doha on Dec 15 and tested positive at the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre.

He is a close contact of a 31-year-old man from Kenya who arrived on the same flight and date and tested positive at Penny's Bay.

An asymptomatic woman aged 49 from Morocco who arrived on flight QR818 via Doha tested positive during her hotel quarantine at O’Hotel in Kowloon City.

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Two patients, a man aged 61 and a woman aged 58, arrived from the UK via flight CX252 on Dec 20 who tested positive at the Hong Kong airport. They were both fully vaccinated. The man showed symptoms on Dec 19 while the woman had none.

The man and woman, who live in Block 3, The Eldorado at 11 Sha Tseng Road, Yuen Long, left Hong Kong on Dec 2 for the UK. They tested negative for Covid-19 on Dec 3 and 17 in the UK.

Upon arrival at HKIA on Dec 20 by flight CX252, their specimens were collected and subsequently tested positive for Covid-19 with the N501Y mutant strain.

The male patient developed symptoms on Dec 19 and had a Ct value of less than 20. The female patient is asymptomatic and also had a Ct value of less than 20. They each received two BioNTech doses in Hong Kong.

Health authorities included the places where they resided and visited in Hong Kong during the incubation period in a compulsory testing notice on Dec 20.

Anyone who was in these places within the indicated period has to undergo compulsory testing by today, Dec 22.

A total of 70 cases have been reported in the 14 days to Dec 21. All of them are imported.

According to the testing and quarantine arrangements for local Covid-19 cases with mutant strains, persons who lived or worked within the same building as the relevant cases will be subject to compulsory testing on dates specified on the CTN.

They will also be required to undergo self-monitoring until the 21st day. (See the details of the buildings and dates of testing at

Specified persons from the premises below are also reminded to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the CTN tomorrow, Dec 23:

Cheung Hing Building, 44-48 Pitt Street, Yau Ma Tei

Block 18A, Serenity Villa, 230A Tai Po Tau, Tai Po

The CHP’s epidemiological investigations and relevant contact tracing on the confirmed cases are ongoing. For case details and contact tracing information, please see the Annex or the Covid-19 Thematic Website (
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