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Sunday, October 18, 2020, 09:53
HK reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, all imported
By Wang Zhan
Sunday, October 18, 2020, 09:53 By Wang Zhan

In this picture taken on April 4, 2020, a man wearing a face mask, amid concerns of COVID-19, walks through the arrivals hall at Hong Kong International Airport. (DALE DE LA REY / AFP)

HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 17 novel coronavirus cases on Saturday, the biggest daily increase since Oct 8, pushing the tally in the city to 5,237.

Eleven of the new cases were from India, two from Indonesia, and one each from the Philippines, Morocco, Pakistan and France 

All new cases were imported, according to a press release issued by the Center for Health Protection.

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Among the new cases, 11 were from India, two from Indonesia, and one each from the Philippines, Morocco, Pakistan and France. The patients were aged between 4 and 50. 

Two of the patients had stayed at The Luxe Manor in Tsim Sha Tsui after arriving in Hong Kong. A third patient had stayed at the Harbourfront Horizon All-Suite in Hung Hom and another at Regal Airport Hotel at Chek Lap Kok, according to the release.

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A total of 125 patients are being treated in hospitals, including 12 in critical condition, according to the Hospital Authority.

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