Officials recorded 106 new infections in the past 24 hours, according to the head of communicable disease branch of the Department of Health, Chuang Shuk-kwan, who spoke at a press conference on Tuesday.
Among the new infections, 98 are local transmissions and eight are imported cases. Out of the local cases, 48 are related to previous infections. The source of 50 cases are still under investigation.
On Monday, Hong Kong's government announced the strictest social distancing measures the city has seen so far.
The new restrictions, expected to take effect at midnight Wednesday local time, include limiting gatherings from up to four people to only two, expanding mandatory mask wearing from all indoor public places to outdoor public places as well, and a complete suspension of dining inside restaurants.
Hong Kong’s total count of Covid-19 cases is 2,885 and its death toll remains at 22, as of midnight Tuesday there.