Hong Kong reports 4 additional COVID-19 cases

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HONG KONG, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) on Tuesday reported four confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one local infection of unknown origin and three imported cases, taking the total tally to 5,470.

Over the past two weeks, 130 confirmed cases were found, with 33 local cases, the CHP said, adding that transmission chains of 18 cases were unclear.

According to Hong Kong's Hospital Authority, 117 patients are still hospitalized, with seven in critical condition.

As the epidemic remained severe around the world, the CHP urged Hong Kong residents to avoid unnecessary outbound trips.