A couple walks along a path during sunset in Hong Kong on May 7, 2021.
(ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP)
HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported five new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, all of them imported, bringing the overall infection tally to 11, 806.
The patients involved four women aged between 29 and 40 from Indonesia and a one-year-old boy from Spain, according to a release issued by the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health.
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Upon their arrival in Hong Kong, the women had stayed respectively in Silka Far East hotel in Tsuen Wan, Dosett Tsuen Wan hotel in Kwai Chung, Dorsett Mongkok hotel in Tai Kok Tsui and Grand City Hotel in Sai Ying Pun, while the toddler in Ramada Hong Kong Grand View hotel in North Point.
Since the city’s vaccination program started on Feb 26, around 623,800 people had been fully vaccinated with two shots
A total of 74 infections have been reported in the past 14 days, including 15 local cases of which one is from unknown sources, the CHP said.
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Seventy-five patients are currently hospitalized in 14 public hospitals and the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, including three in critical condition.
As of Friday evening, around 1,038,300 people in the finance hub have received at least the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the government.
Since the city’s vaccination program started on Feb 26, around 623,800 people had been fully vaccinated with two shots.
The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centers is 96 percent and that for the BioNTech shot is 97 percent.