HK records two new Covid cases, both from overseas

Health officials reported two new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, with both patients believed to have brought the virus into Hong Kong with them from abroad.

A 52-year-old man who flew in from Mauritania on Sunday was found to have the virus while in quarantine at a hotel in Tai Kok Tsui.

The other new patient was a 20-year-old man who arrived from the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

Both men had mutated strains of the coronavirus and were asymptomatic, officials said.

There were also a handful of new preliminary positive cases.

Hong Kong has recorded a total of 11,874 cases so far, with 210 deaths.