Hong Kong has recorded its second coronavirus-related fatality in four days, pushing the city’s death toll to six out of 1,161 infections.

The patient was a 72-year-old man who tested positive for Covid-19 on June 4, in connection with a cluster of local infections at Sha Tin’s Lek Yuen Estate, the Hospital Authority (HA) said in a statement.

Prince of Wales Hospital. Photo: Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The HA said he showed no symptoms and was in a stable condition upon admission to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin. His condition later deteriorated and he was sent to the Intensive Care Unit on June 10, where he passed away during early hours of Tuesday.

“The hospital was saddened by the passing away of the patient and will offer necessary assistance to his family members,” the authority said.

His death is the second from the cluster which also killed a 78-year-old woman last Saturday. Both were residents of Luk Chuen House at the estate and did not have recent travel histories.

First detected in Hubei, China, more than nine million people have been infected with Covid-19 globally, leading over 470,000 deaths.


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Kelly Ho has an interest in local politics, education and sports. She formerly worked at South China Morning Post Young Post, where she specialised in reporting on issues related to Hong Kong youth. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong, with a second major in Politics and Public Administration.