Hong Kong reports 1 new COVID-19 case

2021-06-05 11:36:07 GMT2021-06-05 19:36:07(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

HONG KONG, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported one new local COVID-19 case on Saturday, taking the tally in the financial hub to 11,851.

The patient was found to contract the mutant strain of N501Y, with the transmission chain still unclear, CHP controller Ronald Lam said at a press conference.

The case was the first untraceable infection of the COVID-19 variant in Hong Kong, Lam said, calling the public to keep their guard up and get the vaccine as early as possible.

As Hong Kong has launched its vaccine rollout for 100 days, more than 1.47 million people have taken at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday, accounting for 22.4 percent of the eligible population, and nearly 1.08 million people have been fully vaccinated.

Currently, people aged 16 and above are eligible for vaccine doses in Hong Kong.

Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip on Saturday called on residents to more actively get the vaccine so that a protective barrier will be built for Hong Kong to fend off a possible next wave of the epidemic. Enditem