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Sunday, February 16, 2020, 18:08
Coronavirus: HK reports one new case, one more discharged
By Li Bingcun
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 18:08 By Li Bingcun

A man wears a face mask as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, as he stands in a train at Mong Kok subway station in Hong Kong on Feb 14, 2020. (PHILIP FONG / AFP)

HONG KONG – The city on Sunday confirmed a new case of novel coronavirus infection, raising the tally to 57, according to the Department of Health.

The latest patient is a 54-year-old man living in the middle-class housing estate of Taikoo Shing. He has not traveled out of Hong Kong recently. 

His wife also showed mild symptoms and is placed under medical observation. 

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The patient visited a local church before and after the onset. The authority is tracking his close contacts.

Meanwhile, a patient of the 27th recorded case of the virus infection was discharged from hospital on Sunday. 

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He is the second patient in Hong Kong to have recovered from the disease. He was the first confirmed case among the 11 infected people in a group that had hotpot dinner together on Jan 26.

Before being discharged, the patient was twice tested negative in an interval of 24 hours.

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