Hong Kong reported on Monday a record number of 145 new coronavirus infections, 142 of which are local cases.
Of the local cases, 83 are linked to previously confirmed cases while officials are unable to trace the source of infection of 59 patients.
There are 13 more confirmed cases at an elderly care home in Tuen Mun, taking the total number of residents and staff infected there to 24.
A caretaker who works at a care home for the severely disabled in Tuen Mun has come down with COVID-19. A nurse who works at an elderly care home in Fanling has also been confirmed with the infection.
Several more workers at the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse have tested positive for the virus in preliminary tests.
Meanwhile, the Hospital Authority said two nurses who work at Prince of Wales Hospital and Shatin Hospital respectively tested positive for the virus after their family members were confirmed with the infection.
The authority said the number of patients in a critical condition has risen to 39. More than 100 newly confirmed patients are waiting to be admitted to hospitals.
More than 60 people have tested positive for the virus in preliminary tests pending confirmation.