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CHP PRESS CONFERENCE SUMMARY
Updated at 5:00pm
AUGUST 5TH 2020
Dr. Chuang of CHP announced as of midnight last night there were 85 newly confirmed cases in total. (3671-3755)
82 local cases
49 have links to previous cases
33 have no identifiable sources yet
3 are imported
Preliminary cases on hand as of 4:35pm on August 5th is around 70 cases.
As of 9:00am on August 5th 2020
Patients in hospital: 1235 in 19 hospitals (Including Lei Yue Mun and AsiaWorld Expo)
Patients in critical condition: 45
Patients in serious condition: 53
Patients discharged: 174
Deaths: 43 (2942 and 3153)
5 - Imported Cases
1 X United States - Tested Positive on day 10 test.
1 X Philippines - Tested Positive on day 10 test.
1 X Kazakhstan via Turkey.
Patient from Taiwan:
This patient arrived from Taiwan on July 27th and was under home quarantine. He wanted to switch to a hotel during the quarantine period and then tried to leave Hong Kong and was intercepted by government staff. He was then taken from the airport to a quarantine center where he tested positive for Covid-19 on August 2nd. CHP is investigating where he has been and he will be treated as a local case rather than an imported case.
33 Cases have leads to previous cases:
Family members who are close contacts and live together: 33
33 of these cases involve family members who spent time together. This includes meals, coffee, mahjong etc. A lot of these cases were transferred to hospital directly from quarantine centers.
Cases involve gatherings and workplaces:
Some of these cases involve colleagues who may have gathered for a meal or colleagues who work in the same establishment.
32 Cases have no identifiable sources:
Cases noted by Dr. Chuang:
Direct Marketing Company on Argyle Street:
6 new cases - CHP have found in their investigation that some of these people went to the Royal Plaza hotel for training.
Indonesian Helper - Case No 3664 - She left her old employer on July 20th and developed symptoms on August 1st. During this period, she tried to find a new job. On July 22nd -July 23rd she stayed in a boarding house with approximately 28 other domestic helpers. On July 30th she stayed at another domestic helper agency with 4 other domestic helpers. The 4 domestic helpers she stayed with on July 30th have been quarantined. CHP is locating the 28 people she had contact with on July 22nd so CHP can be tested. CHP is trying to find out her other whereabouts during July 20th- August 1st.
Old Age Homes:
King Fook Home for aged
5 new cases. 4 of those are elderly and 1 is a staff member.
St. James Settlement Elderly Care Home
There is room on the 2nd floor with a confirmed case. There is another patient who lives on the 2nd floor who has a high CT value an antibody. This may mean that this patient has already been exposed. Dr. Chuang said those who were in close contact with this person will also be quarantined.