There were 140 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hong Kong today, the highest in a single day in a year and a half.
Among them, 125 were local cases, mainly involving Kwai Chung Village.
Today, there are four cases of unknown origin, the fifth wave with the largest single-day number. One of the unknown cases is an elevator maintenance worker with L452R virus, which is suspected to be related to the Delta variant virus strain. Recently, he visited the mansion in Wong Tai Sin, now Chongshan and Xinpu. Gang Square work.
Dye Delta elevator maintenance staff recently went to Wong Tai Sin to repair in Chong Shan.
Among the 125 new local patient cases today, in addition to the 104 cases related to Kwai Chung Village, 17 cases are related to other cases, including a confirmed case of L452R virus, who was petted at Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok on January 7. The store Little Boss purchased hamsters, which were suspected to be involved in the Delta mutated virus. On January 4, a confirmed person also purchased hamsters at the pet store involved.
The confirmed patient lives in Pai Mian Kok Estate, Sham Tseng, and works in Po Shing Industrial Building, San Po Kong.
One case visited a star restaurant on January 17, and the seating time was similar to that of the confirmed patient who had visited the place earlier. Zhang Zhujun pointed out that the two people were not close to each other, or they might have contact during the waiting time, and they would send someone there. The restaurant inspected anti-epidemic measures such as air flow and partitions, and checked CCTV, and called on those who had been there at the same time to be tested.
There are also two related cases at the Xinyi School site in Xiangshan Village. Zhang Zhujun pointed out that it is believed that the site has spread.
In addition, the three confirmed cases are related to the confirmed cases in Buddhist Fok Memorial Secondary School; one case is a family member of the seven cases in Ying Wan Garden; two are family members of a case in Li Cheng Uk Village.
The patients are located in Tai Wo Hau Estate, Tung Chung Blue Sky Coast and Mei Pak Court in Tai Wai
Among the four new cases of unknown origin today, an 18-year-old student of Delia Memorial School (Geely Path) lives in Fu Keung House, Tai Wo Hau Estate; a 6-year-old child lives in Tung Chung Blue Sky Coast.
Block A, often go to the park downstairs to play; a 31-year-old unemployed woman lives in Mei Pak Court, Tai Wai.
Zhang Zhujun, director of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, pointed out that among the four new cases of unknown origin today, one of the confirmed male elevator maintenance workers has L452R virus, which is suspected to be related to the Delta variant virus.
(Photo by Lu Yiming)
Elevator maintenance personnel live in Ma On Shan Xingang City Center
A confirmed case is a 44-year-old Mitsubishi elevator maintenance male worker who lives in the center of Xingang City, Ma'anshan, with L452R virus, suspected of being a Delta variant virus.
Zhang Zhujun, director of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, pointed out that the maintenance worker had visited the existing Chong Shan lobby in Wong Tai Sin to connect to the elevator, and then worked in Residences 1 and 2 and shopping malls in San Po Kong Plaza.
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