People wearing masks cross the road in the Central area of Hong Kong, July 27, 2020. (WANG SHEN/XINHUA)
HONG KONG - Hong Kong reported three new COVID-19 cases from Indonesia on Saturday, taking the overall infection tally in the financial hub to 11,877.
No local infection was reported on Saturday, Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection said in a press release.
The new cases involved three women aged between 32 and 39. Two of them were asymptomatic while the remaining one developed symptoms on Friday, the CHP said.
As of Friday, some 1.67 million Hong Kong residents have received at least one vaccine shot, while about 1.16 million people had been fully vaccinated, accounting for about 18 percent of the city’s population aged 16 or above
A total of 38 cases have been reported in the past 14 days, including three local cases of which one is from unknown sources, the CHP added.
According to the Hospital Authority, a total of 39 confirmed patients were being treated in 13 public hospitals and the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, including one patient in critical condition.
As of Friday, some 1.67 million Hong Kong residents have received at least one vaccine shot, while about 1.16 million people had been fully vaccinated, accounting for about 18 percent of the city’s population aged 16 or above.
In another development, the Food and Health Bureau announced on late Friday that the government would extend the operation period of 18 community testing centers after reviewing their usage and the public's demand for the testing service.
Twelve of the 18 centers that will switch service providers will suspend service temporarily from mid-to-late June, the bureau said.
Meanwhile, the community testing center at Ma On Shan Sports Centre in Sha Tin and Tsing Yi Sports Centre will cease operation after June 15, while that at Tin Ching Community Hall in Tin Shui Wai will close after June 30, the bureau said.
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