Hong Kong reports 15 new cases of COVID-19

Hong Kong’s Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 15 new infections of COVID-19 on Saturday, taking the total tally to 10,848.

The new cases included 10 local cases, four of which had unknown origins, according to a CHP statement. Over the past two weeks, there were 244 new cases, with 203 transmitted locally.

New infections have been dropping in Hong Kong over the past weeks and the government has in response loosened some of the epidemic control measures to let people’s lives return to normal gradually.

The CHP still urged residents to keep their guard up, including wearing masks and maintaining hand hygiene, as well as avoiding outbound travel.