Public hospital daily update on Wuhan-related cases

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     As at noon today, in the past 24 hours, public hospitals have admitted two female patients who have been to Wuhan in the past 14 days and presented with fever and respiratory infections or pneumonia symptoms, aged 12 and 41. Both patients are now being treated in isolation in Princess Margaret Hospital. The Hospital Authority (HA) has reported the cases and sent the specimens to the Department of Health for testing.
     "The patients concerned are in stable condition. A preliminary investigation shows that both patients had not been to a wet market in Wuhan before the onset of symptoms. The HA will keep monitoring the patients' conditions and provide appropriate treatment," the HA Chief Infection Control Officer, Dr Raymond Lai, said.
     Including the abovementioned cases, public hospitals have reported five patient cases to the Department of Health since December 31, 2019. Two of them have been discharged.

Ends/Friday, January 3, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:15