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Published: 15:19, October 23, 2021 | Updated: 18:07, October 23, 2021
HK sees 6 imported virus cases, including 5 with mutant strains
By Wang Zhan
Published:15:19, October 23, 2021 Updated:18:07, October 23, 2021 By Wang Zhan

People wearing face masks walk on the street in Hong Kong, Jan 18, 2021. (LO PING FAI/XINHUA)

HONG KONG – Hong Kong health authorities said they were investigating six new cases of COVID-19, including five involving the L452R mutant strains.

All the six new cases were imported, the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health said in a statement. 

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The cases involved five men and one woman, aged 30 to 69. Five of the cases involved mutant strains, and the mutation test result of the remaining case is pending. 

The new cases involved five men and one woman, aged 30 to 69. Five of the cases involved mutant strains, and the mutation test result of the remaining case is pending

Four of them arrived in Hong Kong from places designated as “high-risk” by the Hong Kong government, including a foreign domestic helper flying in from Indonesia on Cathay Pacific flight CX776 on Oct 19. She tested positive at the designated quarantine facility at Penny's Bay, Lantau Island.

The other patients had visited places including the United Kingdom, France, Italy and South Korea before entering Hong Kong.

Two of the patients were close contacts of imported cases confirmed previously. 

All six have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CHP.

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A total of 60 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the past 14 days and all of them are imported cases.

Hong Kong’s infection tally stood at 12,320 with 213 deaths.

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