Hospital Authority announces positive patient cases detected via admission screening or testing and clusters of nosocomial COVID-19 infections

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hospital Authority today (July 9) announced information regarding patients who tested positive via admission screening or testing with patients or staff members identified as close contacts and nosocomial COVID-19 infection cases.

     The following are the statistics of patients who tested positive via admission screening or by testing in public hospitals with patients or staff members identified as close contacts:
Hospital/clinic Number of patients who tested positive Number of patients identified as close contacts Number of staff members without appropriate personal protective equipment identified as close contacts
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital 1 1 -
Tuen Mun Hospital 1 1 -

     Besides, two more male patients, who hospitalised in an infirmary ward of Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital, tested positive for COVID-19. So far, there are altogether 16 patients and four staff members tested positive. The patients concerned have been transferred back to TWGHs Wong Tai Sin Hospital for treatment under isolation. Patients concerned are in stable condition.

     One more female patient and three female staff members of a ward in Pok Oi Hospital Tin Ka Ping Infirmary tested positive for COVID-19. The patient is currently hospitalised under isolation treatment with stable condition. So far, there are altogether two patients and four staff members tested positive in the ward concerned.

     Admission and visiting arrangements for the aforementioned wards concerned have been suspended. Thorough cleansing and disinfection have been conducted. The hospitals will continue to closely monitor the health condition of patients and staff members, and communicate with the Centre for Health Protection on the latest situation.

Ends/Saturday, July 9, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:19