The outbreak group of the Hung Hom snooker room "Xinwanghui" continued to spread. Zhang Zhujun, director of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, said today (14th) that there were 6 more cases in the Xinwanghui group, and the cumulative number of infected people doubled to 12 people.
Among the new cases; including two staff members, who are mainly responsible for preparing meals at the water bar, and in addition to the customers who were playing pool, among the four new cases, there were also customers who were playing darts.
Zhang Zhujun said that Xinwanghui customers often pick up drinks at the bar, and it is suspected that there is a chance to spread from there.
Although the outbreak date for most of the cases is May 9, many customers visit the place every day. It cannot be ruled out that there has been transmission earlier. At present, it is yet to be examined by genetic analysis to see if there is a relationship between the cases.
▼On May 12, the Department of Health announced the outbreak of "Xinwanghui"▼
Zhang Zhujun said that one of the two confirmed staff members worked in a water bar, and the other was responsible for preparing food and drinks. The staff member went to the emergency room on May 9 when he was unwell, with a CT value of 17 and a cough. He did not go to work that night. , last tested positive on May 11.
In addition, 4 more customers of Xinwanghui were infected. One of the infected customers said that they mainly played darts at Xinwanghui that night, and the details of the activities of the remaining 3 people are yet to be known.
Zhang Zhujun said that because people who go to Xinwanghui will go to the water bar to pick up drinks, it may be the route of transmission, and everyone stays there for a long time. Even if there is a distance between the billiard tables, there is a chance of infection.
Most of the customers "go happy every day", the source of transmission is not locked
Zhang Zhujun added that the confirmed staff felt unwell on May 9, but several patients felt unwell on the same day.
She said it was difficult to determine whether May 9 was the "earliest" date for the virus to spread in Xinwanghui. After checking records, although many people had been there on May 9, most customers were "very happy". Every day,” some individuals have been there from May 4th to 6th, and it is not ruled out that there are transmissions from it.
She believes that although May 9 is the day of the outbreak, it has not yet been identified who is the source of the transmission, and she needs to wait for genetic analysis to check whether those who appear earlier are related.
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