Hong Kong confirms largest single day increase in cases

Hong Kong has confirmed 48 new cases of coronavirus Friday in the largest single day increase there since the outbreak began.

Thirty-six of the new cases have recent travel history to countries including Singapore, the UK, the US, Canada, Thailand and Switzerland, according to Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Center for Health Protection.

The 48 new cases bring Hong Kong’s total number of cases to 257, of which 106 patients are in stable condition and one is in critical condition.

Hong Kong also confirmed that the pet dog of a confirmed case tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to Dr. Thomas Sit of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

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