A woman wearing a mask walks dogs on a street in Hong Kong on April 8, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
HONG KONG – Hong Kong on Saturday recorded 8,060 new coronavirus infections, 501 of which were imported.
The Hospital Authority meanwhile reported that nine COVID-19 patients passed away in public hospitals
The Hospital Authority meanwhile reported that nine COVID-19 patients passed away in public hospitals.
Of Saturday’s new cases, 7,559 were locally acquired – including 1,487 testing positive by nucleic acid tests and the rest found by rapid antigen tests (RATs), according to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health.
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Among the imported cases, 241 were found positive for the virus at the Hong Kong International Airport, 173 involved samples taken during day 1 to day 3, while the remaining 87 involved samples during day 4 to day 7.
With Saturday's figure, the running total of virus cases in the city reached 2,028,945, including 1,029,614 confirmed through nucleic acid tests and 999,331 by RATs.
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A total of 10,373 death cases that had tested positive for the virus during the fifth wave were recorded as of Saturday.