A woman (left) takes a picture on a ferry in Hong Kong on August 15, 2021. (BERTHA WANG / AFP)
HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported five new imported COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including the infection of a nine-month-old baby, bringing the city’s tally of confirmed cases to 12,047.
According to the Centre for Health Protection, the infected baby boy was from Bangladesh while the other new patients included a 56-year-old woman from Pakistan, a 54-year-old man from Germany, a 21-year-old man from Malaysia, and a 23-year-old woman from Turkey.
The infant was under quarantine at the Silka Far East Hotel in Tsuen Wan and began showing symptoms on Aug 15. The man from Malaysia and the woman from Turkey were asymptomatic.
The CHP said that a total of 46 cases were reported from Aug 5 to 18, including two local cases with unknown sources.
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A total of 36 patients were being treated as of Thursday in eight public hospitals and the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, including one patient in serious condition, the Hospital Authority said.