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Confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection increase to 14 in Hong Kong

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 15:34, February 02, 2020

HONG KONG, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Saturday night that its Centre for Health Protection (CHP) is investigating one additional case of the novel coronavirus infection, the 14th confirmed case in the HKSAR.

The respiratory sample of an 80-year-old man was tested positive for the novel coronavirus after the patient presented with cough and fever.

The CHP has immediately commenced epidemiological investigations and conducted relevant contact tracing. Over the past days, the men visited the Chinese mainland for a few hours through Lo Wu control point, took a flight from Hong Kong to Tokyo, Japan, and board a cruise at Yokohama for Hong Kong.

Investigations also revealed that he lived with his wife in the New Territories and traveled to Japan with his two daughters.

He had been transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital and was in a stable condition.

According to the latest statistics from the CHP, from Dec. 31, 2019, to this Saturday noon, the CHP has received reports of a total of 835 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria, with 634 cases ruled out as the novel coronavirus infection and 188 cases still hospitalized.

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