CHINA Hong Kong reports increasing untraceable infections amid new COVID-19 wave

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Hong Kong reports increasing untraceable infections amid new COVID-19 wave

Xinhua

18:36, December 04, 2020

People wearing masks walk in the Central area of Hong Kong, south China, July 27, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)

HONG KONG, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 112 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the third day with over 100 new cases in the past seven days, taking its total tally to 6,701.

The new confirmed cases included 100 local infections, with 36 cases of unknown origin, a new high since the recent infection spike, Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the CHP's Communicable Disease Branch, said at a press briefing.

Four of the newly confirmed cases were reported in people who went to a concert at Hong Kong Coliseum last week, a development which infectious disease specialist said might lead to an outbreak. Compulsory testing among the concert-goers has been advised if an outbreak appeared.

According to Hong Kong's Hospital Authority, currently 978 COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospitals, including 23 in critical condition.

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