Hong Kong News

Nonpartisan, Noncommercial, unconstrained.
Monday, Mar 04, 2024

HK sees 4,593 cases, new outbreak at Children's Hospital

HK sees 4,593 cases, new outbreak at Children's Hospital

Hong Kong Children's Hospital sees a new outbreak involving four medical workers, as the city reported 4,593 new cases.
Among the new cases, 4,344 were transmitted locally, including 1,716 confirmed via PCR tests and 2,628 verified positive RAT results, Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection reported. She continued that the remaining 249 infections were imported cases.

Hong Kong Children's Hospital's Haematology and Oncology Department see an outbreak involving one doctor, two nurses, and one patient care assistant.

No other staff and patients were listed as close contacts for the time being, and the Hospital Authority is investigating the source of infection.

Hospital Authority's chief clinical effectiveness and technology management manager Gladys Kwan Wai-man said an infected employee had taken care of a Covid-positive child patient in early July.

She said the patient had been infected in early July, but due to the poor resistance to the disease, the virus level still fluctuated in early August. The situation was common in patients with poor immunity, and the patient concerned has been also treated in isolation for long periods. The association between the group of health care providers and the patient has yet to be investigated.

Some 9,000 eligible inbound travelers were allowed to leave the quarantine hotel on Wednesday. Chuang said given the large number of people involved, it takes time for hotels to arrange and those who stayed longer will be released earlier. She stressed that the new arrangement will officially be effective on Friday.

The center was informed of 277 positive cases from 214 schools, including 211 students and 66 teachers and staffers. Four schools have classes to be suspended for a week after students caught Covid. Three elderly homes and two care centers for the disabled also reported new infections.

Kwan also reported four related deaths, including three men and one woman aged 61 to 87. The overall death tally of the fifth wave now stands at 9,341.

Public hospitals and treatment facilities are now housing 1,516 patients. Among them, 23 are in critical condition, 25 are in serious condition, and six are in hospital intensive care units. In the past 24 hours, 227 patients have recovered from Covid, and 194 of them have been discharged.

On the other hand, the city sees another six cases of malaria, pushing the overall tally to 85.

Related Articles

Hong Kong News
It's always the people with the dirty hands pointing their fingers
Paper straws found to contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals - study
FTX's Bankman-Fried headed for jail after judge revokes bail
Blackrock gets half a trillion dollar deal to rebuild Ukraine
Steve Jobs' Son Launches Venture Capital Firm With $200 Million For Cancer Treatments
Google reshuffles Assistant unit, lays off some staffers, to 'supercharge' products with A.I.
End of Viagra? FDA approved a gel against erectile dysfunction
UK sanctions Russians judges over dual British national Kara-Murza's trial
US restricts visa-free travel for Hungarian passport holders because of security concerns
America's First New Nuclear Reactor in Nearly Seven Years Begins Operations
Southeast Asia moves closer to economic unity with new regional payments system
Political leader from South Africa, Julius Malema, led violent racist chants at a massive rally on Saturday
Today Hunter Biden’s best friend and business associate, Devon Archer, testified that Joe Biden met in Georgetown with Russian Moscow Mayor's Wife Yelena Baturina who later paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in so called “consulting fees”
'I am not your servant': IndiGo crew member, passenger get into row over airline meal
Singapore Carries Out First Execution of a Woman in Two Decades Amid Capital Punishment Debate
Spanish Citizenship Granted to Iranian chess player who removed hijab
US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell freezes up, leaves press conference
Speaker McCarthy says the United States House of Representatives is getting ready to impeach Joe Biden.
San Francisco car crash
This camera man is a genius
3D ad in front of Burj Khalifa
Next level gaming
BMW driver…
Google testing journalism AI. We are doing it already 2 years, and without Google biased propoganda and manipulated censorship
Unlike illegal imigrants coming by boats - US Citizens Will Need Visa To Travel To Europe in 2024
Musk announces Twitter name and logo change to X.com
The politician and the journalist lost control and started fighting on live broadcast.
The future of sports
Unveiling the Black Hole: The Mysterious Fate of EU's Aid to Ukraine
Farewell to a Music Titan: Tony Bennett, Renowned Jazz and Pop Vocalist, Passes Away at 96
Alarming Behavior Among Florida's Sharks Raises Concerns Over Possible Cocaine Exposure
Transgender Exclusion in Miss Italy Stirs Controversy Amidst Changing Global Beauty Pageant Landscape
Joe Biden admitted, in his own words, that he delivered what he promised in exchange for the $10 million bribe he received from the Ukraine Oil Company.
TikTok Takes On Spotify And Apple, Launches Own Music Service
Global Trend: Using Anti-Fake News Laws as Censorship Tools - A Deep Dive into Tunisia's Scenario
Arresting Putin During South African Visit Would Equate to War Declaration, Asserts President Ramaphosa
Hacktivist Collective Anonymous Launches 'Project Disclosure' to Unearth Information on UFOs and ETIs
Typo sends millions of US military emails to Russian ally Mali
Server Arrested For Theft After Refusing To Pay A Table's $100 Restaurant Bill When They Dined & Dashed
The Changing Face of Europe: How Mass Migration is Reshaping the Political Landscape
China Urges EU to Clarify Strategic Partnership Amid Trade Tensions
The Last Pour: Anchor Brewing, America's Pioneer Craft Brewer, Closes After 127 Years
Democracy not: EU's Digital Commissioner Considers Shutting Down Social Media Platforms Amid Social Unrest
Sarah Silverman and Renowned Authors Lodge Copyright Infringement Case Against OpenAI and Meta
Why Do Tech Executives Support Kennedy Jr.?
The New York Times Announces Closure of its Sports Section in Favor of The Athletic
BBC Anchor Huw Edwards Hospitalized Amid Child Sex Abuse Allegations, Family Confirms
Florida Attorney General requests Meta CEO's testimony on company's platforms' alleged facilitation of illicit activities
The Distorted Mirror of actual approval ratings: Examining the True Threat to Democracy Beyond the Persona of Putin
40,000 child slaves in Congo are forced to work in cobalt mines so we can drive electric cars.