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New Covid cases top 1,900 on Sunday

2022-06-26 HKT 17:37
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Health officials on Sunday reported 1,917 new Covid cases, of which 118 were imported.

The Centre for Health Protection's Chuang Shuk-kwan was asked if Hong Kong would soon be seeing 2,000 new cases a day.

"Now there is a slow increasing trend in Covid infections, so of course the case numbers may go up," she said.

She said two more people linked to the Victoria Harbour restaurant in Tuen Mun had come down with the virus, raising the total number of cases in the cluster to 42.

An individual class of St Stephen's College in Stanley was suspended for a week, after three students and one staff member living in the dormitory contracted Covid.

Chuang said it's unclear if the infections are related to previous cases at the school.

"We haven't discovered any connections with the previous infections among the students of St Stephen's College," she said.

"Of course there are many cases in the community, and it's possible two sources of infection made their way into the campus. We need to investigate further to see whether the cases are connected."

She said nine other students living on the same floor as the patients need to undergo quarantine.

Separately, around 70 people linked to two elderly care homes in Kwai Chung and Sai Wan were sent to quarantine, after the facilities reported several infections.

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