Hong Kong reports 73 new Covid-19 cases, including 50 linked to ‘super-spreading’ dance cluster

Hong Kong reported 73 new Covid-19 infections on Monday, the highest daily figure in about three months, including 50 linked to a “super-spreading” dance clubs cluster.

Eight of the new infections were untraceable, according to Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Centre for Health Protection’s communicable disease branch. More than 70 preliminary positive cases were also recorded.

Cases linked to the dance cluster have grown to 132 in total, the largest seen in Hong Kong since the pandemic started.

Health officials identified seven more dance venues involved – bringing the total to 21 – and asked those who had visited any of the premises to get coronavirus tests.

The seven venues were Kwan Ho Seafood Restaurant in Mei Foo, Hsin Kuang Banquet Hall in Sha Tin, a production house in Aberdeen, The World Dancer Performing Arts Federation in Tsim Sha Tsui, Starway Music Studio in Tsim Sha Tsui, Victor Yan’s Studio in Cheung Sha Wan, and a banquet hall in Kowloon Bay.

Monday’s daily figure was the highest since August 16 when the city reported 74 cases.

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