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Hong Kong reports 52 new coronavirus cases as local transmissions spike

People wear protective masks in an MTR train, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hong Kong, China March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/Files

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong recorded 52 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, including 41 that were locally transmitted, health authorities said, as worries over an escalating third wave of infections in the global financial hub grow.

Since late January, the Chinese-ruled city has reported more than 1,500 cases and seven deaths.

Reporting by Donny Kwok; Editing by Alex Richardson

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