The Hospital Authority announced yesterday that a doctor in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at United Christian Hospital was diagnosed with COVID-19 on the 27th of this month, and a subsequent investigation found that seven other doctors were diagnosed with the disease. Today (29th), the Hospital Authority said it had found that 6 more doctors had tested positive, bringing the total to 14 people in the same department of the hospital to have been infected with the virus.
The Hospital Authority said today that it has found six more doctors in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of United Christian Hospital today. The hospital arranged for patients on the ward to be tested, and so far the results have all come back negative, with one of the environmental samples collected by the ward doctor’s office coming back weakly positive.
The hospital has thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the relevant areas Departmental emergency services will remain normal A small number of non-emergency services will be modified The Orthopedic and Trauma Department of Tseung Kwan O Hospital will also provide support. The hospital said it will continue to investigate the source of worker infection, closely monitor the health of workers and patients, and maintain communication with the Health Protection Center to track the latest situation.
The emergency services of the relevant departments of United Hospital will remain normal A small number of non-emergency services will be modified The Orthopedic and Trauma Department of Tseung Kwan O Hospital will also provide support.
The HA said yesterday that eight doctors in the Orthopedic and Traumatology Department of United Christian Hospital have tested positive. The doctor’s room, pantry and wards have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.