A “small wave” of Covid infections may have already peaked in Hong Kong, with the infections not affecting the city returning to normalcy, said Lau Yu-lung, chairman of the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases.
Speaking on a radio program on Monday, the health expert said the SAR was seeing more than 500 new cases each day at the moment, with over 3,000 patients hospitalized.
He said medical wards at local hospitals were already running at full capacity and the pediatric wards were almost full.
However, Lau said only 7 percent of the cases were serious, and that the spread of the virus has already slowed down in the territory given the city’s high vaccination rate and its high infection rate.
He added that data from sewage testing have shown that the current wave of Covid
has already peaked early this month, calling on citizens not to worry.
Meanwhile, Professor Ivan Hung Fan-ngai from the University of Hong Kong said it is important for people’s vaccination to stay up to date.
"I think what's most important is for those who are very elderly, those who have chronic illnesses, to make sure that they get the bivalent booster shot if they're already six months from the previous vaccine
or the previous infection," he told another radio program this morning.
"And if they have got Covid
, they need to go and seek medical help as soon as possible.” Said Hung.