CHINA Hong Kong reports 50 new COVID-19 cases


Hong Kong reports 50 new COVID-19 cases


17:59, January 16, 2021

HONG KONG, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 50 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, taking its total tally to 9,502.

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The new cases included 49 local infections, of which 15 had an unknown origin. There were also about 30 cases tested positive preliminarily, according to a CHP press briefing.

According to Hong Kong's Hospital Authority, 536 COVID-19 patients are currently being treated in public hospitals and the community treatment facility at AsiaWorld-Expo, and 42 patients are in critical condition.

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