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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 an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients infected with Coronavirus HKU1 in a female ward for intellectual disability, the spokesperson for Castle Peak Hospital gave the following update today (May 25):
     One more 45-year-old patient in the ward had presented with respiratory symptoms. Appropriate viral tests were arranged for the patient and the test results were positive for Coronavirus HKU1. The patient concerned 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/Thursday, May 25, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:30
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