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Hong Kong reports 80 new coronavirus cases, mostly local transmissions

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 80 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, including 75 that were locally transmitted, as authorities raced to contain a third wave of the outbreak which has seen infections soar over the past month.

Since late January, Hong Kong has reported more than 3,600 infections and 40 related deaths.

Reporting by Yanni Chow; Writing by Farah Master; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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