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Hong Kong Reports 140 Covid Cases, Highest Number in Year

  • Officials say 125 of new infections locally transmitted
  • Majority of local infections linked to Kwai Chung cluster
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WATCH: A new outbreak is testing Hong Kong’s zero-Covid strategy, with a 140 new cases reported Sunday. Stephen Engle reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Hong Kong reported 140 new Covid-19 infections on Sunday, the highest daily number in more than a year, with about three quarters of the locally sourced cases linked to an outbreak at a high-rise housing estate.

Of the 125 new community-transmitted infections, 94 are related to a cluster at a public housing estate in Kwai Chung, New Territories, where residents of two apartment blocks have been locked down for five days and are tested daily, the city’s authorities said at a press conference. Four of the new cases are of unknown origin.