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HK sees 814 Covid cases, warns territory-wide infection increasing

HK sees 814 Covid cases, warns territory-wide infection increasing

Hong Kong on Sunday reported 814 new Covid-19 cases, as health authorities warn of continuous rises in infections.
Among the cases, 364 were confirmed via PCR tests and the other 450 were positive RAT results confirmed by health authorities. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Centre for Health Protection's communicable disease branch, reported that the caseload of the fifth wave now exceeded 1.205 million.

Chuang also spoke of 106 imported cases -- 64 detected at the airport, 34 at quarantine hotels and eight were patients who tested positive after completing the seven-day isolation.

Chuang said the local pandemic was not increasing in one or two districts for the time being but was seen a territory-wide increase. At the same time, the amount of virus detected in sewage, as well as the real-time effective reproductive number for local cases released by the University of Hong Kong, also recorded surges.

Plus it was estimated that there were still two to three million people in Hong Kong did not infect with the virus amid the peak of the fifth wave, so the authorities do not rule out a continuous rise in cases along with the hike in the flow of people.

Racks City saw no case today and the tally of the cluster remains at 18. The authorities have collected 19 environmental samples from the bar, of which 18 were negative, and one from a pool table was indeterminate.

Meanwhile, FLM added four infections, involving one staff and three guests. The bar has so far recorded 17 cases, including 16 men and a woman aged 22 to 57.

LINQ and Shuffle reported no new case, believing that the infection has come to an end.

Hong Kong has seen another 16 suspected BA.2.12.1 cases on Sunday, of whom one was a family member of a previously confirmed case and was quarantined at home.

Five were from two units at Lu Shan Mansion in Taikoo Shing, while others involved estates in Wan Chai, Ho Man Tin, Ap Lei Chau, Tai Kok Tsui, Mong Kok, Yuen Long, Ma On Shan and Tuen Mun.

Pooi To Primary School in Ma Tau Wai saw six students being infected in class 2C in the past two to three days, while class 4E of Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School in Sham Shui Po reported four infections. The two classes with 29 and 28 students respectively were required to suspend for a week starting tomorrow.

Hospital Authority's chief manager for quality and standards Lau Ka-hin didn't report any new death on Saturday and the death tally remains at 9,177.

Public hospitals and treatment facilities are now housing 361 patients. Among them, 15 are in critical condition, seven in serious condition and three in hospitals' intensive care units. In the past 24 hours, 47 patients have recovered from Covid and been discharged.
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