Hong Kong reports first death from the Wuhan virus

Hong Kong reports first death from the Wuhan virus

TheIndependent_Asia·2020-02-04 18:00

Hong Kong — The first death in Hong Kong from the Wuhan virus occurred on Tuesday morning (Feb 4).

The 39-year-old man had gone to Wuhan, where the outbreak originated, on Jan 21 and returned to Hong Kong two days later.

The fatality was the 13th confirmed Wuhan virus case in the territory. There are now 15 confirmed cases there.

On his visit to Wuhan, the man did not go to a wet market or a medical facility. He experienced muscle pain on Jan 29, six days after returning to Hong Kong, and started running a fever on Jan 31.

The Hong Kong Free Press reported that the man lived in the city’s Whampoa Garden’s Phase 11 Block 1. He initially received medical treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei, and then was transferred to the Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung.


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