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Cluster of COVID-19 cases in Tai Po Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Tai Po Hospital (TPH) made the following announcement today (October 10):

     Ten patients (aged 42 to 97) in a female psychiatric ward of TPH have been presenting with fever or respiratory symptoms and have tested positive for COVID-19 since October 7. All patients are being treated in isolation and are in stable condition, and six patients were transferred to the Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. 

     Admission and visiting arrangements for the ward have been suspended. Thorough cleaning and disinfection measures have been conducted in the ward. Infection control measures have been stepped up according to established guidelines.

     The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation of the patients. The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for follow-up.
Ends/Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Issued at HKT 19:12
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