Hong Kong's daily COVID-19 infections hit new high, mostly related to dancing cluster

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HONG KONG, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The number of daily new cases of COVID-19 in Hong Kong climbed to a new three-month high of 73 on Monday, with most of them related to a dancing cluster.

The 73 cases included 10 imported and 63 local infections, taking Hong Kong's tally to 5,701, Head of the Communicable Disease Branch of Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) Chuang Shuk-kwan said at a press conference.

Of the local infections, eight were untraceable, 50 were related to the dancing cluster, while the remaining five were linked to other cases, Chuang said, adding that the number of confirmed cases linked to the dancing cluster has risen to 132.

Meanwhile, over 70 cases were tested positive primarily.

A compulsory testing order was issued to those who have been to 14 specific dancing premises from Nov. 1 to 21, in a bid to check the rapidly increasing trend relating to the dancing cluster, Secretary for Food and Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government Sophia Chan said Sunday.

According to Hong Kong's Hospital Authority, 224 patients are still being treated in hospitals, including eight in critical condition.

The hospital authority announced that the community treatment facility at the AsiaWorld-Expo near the Hong Kong International Airport will resume operation on Nov. 25, mainly to admit patients who are relatively young, with mild symptoms and are able to live independently, with the aim to relive pressure on public hospitals. Enditem

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