People relax at a promenade next to Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on April 25, 2022. (DALE DE LA REY / AFP)
HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 300 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, a slight decrease from the 363 infections reported on Saturday.
In a press briefing, Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said the new cases included 22 imported cases and 278 local infections. Sunday's figure is the lowest since Feb 5.
Lau Ka-hin, chief manager (quality and standards) of the Hospital Authority, said in the same briefing there were five new deaths, bringing the city's tally during the fifth wave to 9,100
Chuang also said 119 cases were confirmed through nucleic acid tests and 181 by rapid antigen tests.
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Of the 22 imported cases, 14 were detected at the airport upon arrival while eight were found during quarantine.
Chuang said that that while the number of cases have been decreasing the since the peak of the fifth wave, the CHP will continue to monitor the situation for a possible rebound.
“The case load has been decreasing since the peak of the fifth wave in early March but we still have to observe because we’ve been slowly easing social distancing measures and the increase in the flow of people may cause a rebound in cases,” she said.
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Lau Ka-hin, chief manager (quality and standards) of the Hospital Authority, said in the same briefing there were five new deaths, bringing the city's tally during the fifth wave to 9,100.
He said three men and two women who tested positive for COVID-19 passed away in the last 24 hours. They included one patient from a residential care home and two who had no vaccination records.
Lau added that there were two new patients in critical condition while five were being treated in intensive care units.
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