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Update on cluster of Coronavirus cases in Castle Peak Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     Regarding yesterday’s announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Coronavirus HKU1 in a female ward for intellectual disability, the spokesperson for Castle Peak Hospital made the following update today (May 20):

     One more 62-year-old patient in the ward had presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests had been arranged for the patient and the test results were positive to Coronavirus HKU1. The concerned patient is being treated under isolation with stable condition. Coronavirus HKU1 is a known human coronavirus, which usually causes mild respiratory infection such as common cold.

     Admission to the ward has been suspended and restricted visiting has been imposed. Infection control measures have already been stepped up according to established guidelines. All other patients in the ward are under close surveillance.

     The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow up.
Ends/Saturday, May 20, 2017
Issued at HKT 14:23
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