Health officials said today that the Tsim Sha Tsui K11 restaurant cluster has seen 12 more people infected and 11 others tested preliminary positive, with so far 30 contracted the virus having been to the eatery.
Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Centre for Health Protection's Communicable Disease Branch, said among the 12 new cases added to the cluster today, five of them were staff and five others were customers, the remaining two were close contacts of the infected.
As for the11 preliminary positive cases, they include seven customers, two staff and two close contacts.
Chuang said among those customers diagnosed, one of them visited the restaurant on February 18, while 10 others visited on February 19 for lunch.
“There are around 76 customers dining in the restaurant on February 19, we urge those who have been to the restaurant to contact the Centre for Health Protection,” said Chuang.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong has recorded 24 new confirmed Covid
-19 cases - 18 local and six imported – bringing the tally to 10,951 cases, according to Chuang.
Among the 24 patients were 12 men and 12 women, aged between 6 to 72 years. There were also over 20 preliminary positive cases today.
Of the local cases today, 23 of them were linked to previous local infections and the other one with untraceable sources.
The patient with untraceable source of infection today is a 59-year-old man who works construction at Wah Yuen Factory Building in Tai Kok Tsui. He lives in Lok Man House of Lok Fu Estate in Wong Tai Sin.