Press Conference by Dr. Chuang Shuk Kwan
December 10th 2020
Updated at 1713
Dr. Chuang of CHP announced as of midnight last night there were (7181-7292)
112 newly confirmed cases in total.
There are 68 local cases with previous links.
There are 34 local cases with no previous links.
10 cases are imported
As of 4pm today there are over 50 preliminary cases.
42 patients are Male and 66 patients are Female
Ages of the patients range from 5 years old to 92 years old
HOSPITAL AUTHORITY (HA)
As of 9:00am on December 10th 2020
Patients in hospital: 1135 in 22 hospitals and Asia-World Expo
Patients in critical condition: 43
Patients in serious condition: 59
Patients discharged: 117
HA regrets to announce the death of a 75 year old female (#6342) at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on December 9th at 5:39pm. There are now 114 patients whom have passed away from a Covid-19 related illness in Hong Kong.
Total Persons 10
CASES WITH PREVIOUS LINKS:
Total Persons 42
Cleaner at Penny's Bay Government Quarantine Center has tested positive. Dr. Chuang said they will classify this case as related to the Starlight Dance Club.
Starlight Dance Club Cluster:
New additional cases today: 6
There have been a total of 696 people related to this cluster now including close contacts.
Construction Site in Tseung Kwan O. Phase 9 Lohas Park
New additional cases today: 5
There have been a total of 58 people related to this cluster now including close contacts.
New additional cases today: 3
There have been a total of 16 people related to this cluster now including close contacts.
New additional cases today: 5
There have been a total of 10 people related to this cluster now including close contacts.
Tseung Kwan O - Lam Tin Tunnel
New additional cases today: 7
There have been a total of 8 people related to this cluster now including close contacts.
Hins Cheung Concert at Hong Kong Coliseum, Hung Hom
New additional cases today: 1
The person who tested positive today sat in section 72. So far approximately 600 people who worked or performed at the concert have been tested and everyone has tested negative but one person. Dr. Chuang encourages everyone that went to this concert to get tested.
Richland Gardens, Kowloon Bay
New additional cases today: 1 (Preliminary)
As of today 7 persons that live at Richmond Gardens have tested positive with the majority of the cases residing in Block 6. There are also cases in Block 4 and 18.
Dr. Yuen Kwok-yung visited Block 6 of Richland Gardens today and concluded that everyone needs to remain at home and be tested immediately with a further test on December 20th. If people must leave their home, he asks everyone to write down where they have been and who they have seen just in case contact tracing needs to be done later. For those living in the D units, these people will need to be sent to mandatory quarantine. Dr. Yuen said it would be ideal if he could send everyone in Block 6 to mandatory quarantine but at this present moment, the government does not have enough quarantine space available to house everyone from Block 6.
Mobile collection centers will be opened by the government today for the residents of Richland Gardens.
Dr. Chuang suggested at the press conference that its appropriate to mandate mandatory testing for a building if there are cases from 4 different non-related units.
CASES WITH NO PREVIOUS LINKS:
Total Persons : 34
Tsz Wan Shan Secondary School Student - Last day he was at school was on December 7th for an examination. The student started to feel unwell on December 5th. All students/teachers who have had contact with this student will need to be quarantined.
A teacher has tested positive at Le Shan Tong Leung Chik Wai Memorial Middle School.
Compulsory Testing under Cap. 599J
Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation
1) Any person who had been present on any of the following premises for more than 2 hours at any time during the period from November 17 to December 9, 2020:—
- Block 8 of Kwai Shing West Estate, Kwai Chung
- Kam Wai House, Kam Fung Court, 638 Sai Sha Road, Ma On Shan
- Block 6 of Richland Gardens, Kowloon Bay
2) Any person who had been engaged to work or had been on duty at YATA (Sha Tin) (Address: Level 1 and Level 2, New Town Plaza 3, 2 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin) at any time during the period from November 28 to December 9, 2020;
3) Any person who had been engaged to work or had been present for more than 2 hours at the Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel –Main Tunnel and Associated Works construction site at any time during the period from December 1 to 9, 2020