July 23, 2020 / 8:51 AM / 18 days ago

Hong Kong reports new daily record of coronavirus cases

HONG KONG, July 23 (Reuters) - Hong Kong reported 118 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a daily record, including 111 that were locally transmitted, adding to a deluge of new cases that have hit the global financial hub over the past two weeks.

Hong Kong extended strict social distancing measures on Wednesday as authorities reported 105 locally transmitted infections.

Since late January more than 2,000 people have been infected in Hong Kong, 14 of whom have died. Authorities have warned the city faces a critical period in containing the virus. (Reporting by Yanni Chow; Writing by Farah Master; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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