HONG KONG, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 17 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, including one local case and 16 imported ones.
The additional cases brought the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong to 1,285.
The local case involves a 30-year-old male who is the colleague of a 59-year-old male restaurant worker earlier diagnosed with COVID-19. He had no travel history during the incubation period.
According to the CHP's initial epidemiological investigation, it is believed that the two cases are epidemiologically linked.
Hong Kong Hospital Authority said, as of Monday, a total of 1,157 patients with confirmed or probable infections have been discharged, while 111 confirmed patients are currently hospitalized.