CHP PRESS CONFERENCE SUMMARY
AUGUST 9TH 2020
Updated at 5:00pm
Dr. Chuang of CHP announced as of midnight last night there were 72 newly confirmed cases (4009- 4080)
63 local cases
39 have links to previous cases
24 have no identifiable sources yet
9 are imported
Preliminary cases on hand as of 4:32pm on August 9th is around 40 cases.
As of 9:00am on August 9 th 2020
Patients in hospital: 1041 in 19 hospitals (Including Lei Yue Mun and AsiaWorld Expo)
Patients in critical condition: 41
Patients in serious condition: 59
Patients discharged: 92
Deaths: 51 (2269,2429, 2955 and 3714)
9- Imported Cases
4011 - USA - 10th day test positive
4014 - Gambia
4015-4020 - Seafarers from Container Ship -Arrived on August 6th from Malaysia - Related to 3929
4025 - Philippines - Domestic Helper
39 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. Some of these cases involve colleagues who may have gathered for a meal or colleagues who work in the same establishment.
24 Cases have no identifiable sources
ADDITIONAL CASES MENTIONED BY DR. CHUANG
Direct Marketing Company on Argyle Street:
4062 - 1 new case
4024 - She is in between jobs at an employment agency in Tsuen Wan with 4 other domestic helpers. CHP believes on the 23rd of July she went to David Cheung Employment Agency Ltd for employment. This agency took the domestic helpers for Covid-19 tests. CHP said of the 5 people tested, only this helper has tested positive. The other 4 helpers will be placed in quarantine.
DAVID CHEUNG EMPLOYMENT AGENCY LIMITED
Tsuen Wan District
Ground floor, 74 Heung Wo Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
With regards to the previous case involving the Indonesia Helpers in boarding houses, CHP is still conducting an investigation and has nothing new to report back on.
Kwai Chung Freight Terminal:
4037 - 1 New Case
Old Age Homes:
Elderly Home in Kowloon Bay
Several new cases. At least 3 rooms infected. CHP believe that there is an outbreak in that home and 40 something residents will need to undergo quarantine.