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107 new Covid-19 cases reported, mostly local

26 January 2022

By The SUN 

58 more cases were found among residents of Kwai Chung Estate,
where 3 blocks remain locked down

A total of 107 Covid-19 cases were reported today, Jan. 26, with all but seven of them locally acquired.

According to Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection, a total of 130 preliminary positive cases were also reported as of 4pm today.

Despite this, she said the infection rate seems to have already peaked, and there is hope that the number of cases will soon go down.


Of the 100 local cases, 93 are linked while seven are unlinked, meaning the sources of infection are unknown.

A big number of the preliminary cases are imported, and include 20 from flight RA 409 which arrived from Kathmandu, Nepal and another 20 from an Emirates flight which came from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, through Bangkok, Thailand, both on Jan 25.

Today’s confirmed cases included 58 that came from various housing blocks in Kwai Chung Estates. The total number of infections there has now gone up to 334, mostly from Kat Kwai House, where the outbreak started.


Several clusters of cases have also been detected, including the one at the Manning’s warehouse in Kwai Chung, where a total of four cases have now been recorded, including one from today.

The number of positive and preliminary positive cases at a security agency in Tsuen Wan has also gone up to five today. This cluster began when a guard who lives at Yat Kwai House infected some of his colleagues.

An outbreak of the Delta variant continues to grow at Choi Wan 1 Estate, where a security guard tested positive today, following the infection of two residents there.

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The relatives of the security guard often goes to a Wong Tai Sin restaurant for yum cha, raising the possibility that they had picked up the virus from a previously infected person who often used the toilet there.

A Delta cluster at Tropicana Gardens in Wong Tai Sin also grew, with a resident in block F testing positive. Dr Chuang said all those living in flats F on the 6th to 8th floor will be quarantined at Penny’s Bay.

Previously, three residents living in E flats were found infected, and all other residents in the block were also quarantined amid fears of vertical transmission.


Dr Chuang said there is suspicion that the ventilation shaft may have caused contaminated air to flow from the E to the F block.

Another growing cluster involves a group of young footballers who played at the podium of Coastal Skyline in Tung Chung. At least five infected people, including a student at King George V school, had been to “The Circle” for some activities.

40 preliminary positive cases came from 2 flights that arrived Tuesday

The seven untraceable cases included the following: 

1)  A 40-year-old man who lives in a village in Ma On Shan; 

2)   A 26-year-old man who lives in Tung Chung and works as an occupational therapist and lives in Tsuen Wan; 

3)    A 47-year-old man who lives next to a construction site on Victory Avenue, where many workers have previously tested positive. He often passed by the site on his way to work in North Point. 

4)   A 67-year-old woman who cleans staff toilets at Hong Kong airport and lives in Tsing Yi. 

5)          An airport security guard who lives in Tai Wo Hau Estate; 

6)      A 32-year-old man who works as a security guard at Tai Koo Shing, and  

7)      A 72-year-old female retiree who lives in Tai Wo Hau Estate and often visited supermarkets and wet markets.

As of 9am today, 32 people were discharged from public hospitals, while a total of 578 are still confined and being treated.


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