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Hong Kong reports 69 new coronavirus cases as local transmissions stay high

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks at a Light Rail station following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Hong Kong, China July 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong reported 69 new coronavirus cases on Monday, of which 67 were locally transmitted, as authorities battled to contain a resurgence of the virus over the last six weeks.

Since late January, over 4,000 people have been infected in Hong Kong, 55 of whom have died. On Sunday, Hong Kong reported 72 new cases.

Reporting by Yanni Chow; Writing by Farah Master; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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