July 17, 2020 / 8:48 AM / 20 days ago

Hong Kong reports 50 locally transmitted coronavirus cases

People wear surgical masks at a wet market following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Sham Shui Po, one of the oldest districts in Hong Kong, China July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities reported 50 locally transmitted coronavirus cases on Friday, stoking further concern about an escalating third wave of infections in the global financial hub.

Including imported cases, the number of new cases in the past 24 hours was 58, taking the tally since late-January to 1,714 patients, 10 of whom have died.

Hong Kong on Thursday posted 63 locally transmitted cases, the highest on record for a single day.

Reporting by Meg Shen and Donny Kwok, Editing by Alison Williams

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