HONG KONG, June 25 (Xinhua) -- The Center for Health Protection (CHP) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government reported on Thursday 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong to 1,193.
The newly reported cases involve nine males and five females aged between two and 39. All of them had travel history during the incubation period.
The CHP's epidemiological investigations and relevant contact tracing on the confirmed cases are ongoing.
According to Hong Kong's Hospital Authority, as of Thursday noon, a total of 1,088 patients with confirmed or probable infections have been discharged from hospital after recovery, while 85 confirmed patients are currently hospitalized.
After a 55-year-old male patient diagnosed with COVID-19 passed away on Thursday, the COVID-19 deaths in Hong Kong's public hospitals increased to seven.
The HKSAR government announced on Thursday that they would begin to deliver 30 million locally-produced masks free-of-charge to all of HKSAR's approximately 2.88 million residential addresses starting on June 30. Each household will receive a pack of 10 disposable adult masks. Enditem