HK logs 3,529 new COVID-19 infections, 3 deaths

People walk inside the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong on Oct 3, 2022. (PETER PARKS / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 3,529 new COVID-19 cases on Monday as three more infected persons passed away, bringing the city's toll during the fifth wave to 9,963. In a statement issued on Monday afternoon, the Centre for Health Protection said the new cases comprised …

COVID-19: HK sees 3,569 cases as caseload continues to drop

Two women sit on a bench overlooking the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on Sept 29, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – The number of new COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong continued to drop on Sunday with the city’s health authorities registering 3,569 cases and six related deaths.  While 3,907 new coronavirus cases were logged on Saturday, the number was 4,023 on Friday …

Hong Kong logs 3,907 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths

Residents enjoy the weekend in West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade on May 2, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s daily caseload of COVID-19 infections continued to hover around the 4,000 mark, as the city recorded 3,907 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The Hospital Authority noted that 1,672 COVID-19 patients were receiving treatment in public hospitals, including 165 new admissions The financial …

Hong Kong to ease social distancing rules from Oct 6

People have lunch at a restaurant in Hong Kong, April 14, 2022. The Hong Kong government on Friday announced easing of some social distancing measures from Oct 6. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said on Friday it aims to ease some coronavirus curbs in an orderly way as pandemic trends in the Asian financial …

HK to push reopening unless new variant emerges, tally 4,269

People walk along the promenade in the Tsing Yi district of Hong Kong on Sept 23, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) Hong Kong will stick with its policy to reopen to the world unless any new variant of COVID-19 emerges, the city’s health chief said on Thursday, when the authorities registered 4,269 new coronavirus cases including 245 imported ones. Besides reporting that four more patients …

Hong Kong logs 3,911 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

People enjoy the evening breeze at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade on July 27, 2022, with the Victoria Harbour as the backdrop. (CHINADAILYHK.COM) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 3,911 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, while the deaths of 14 COVID-patients brought the city’s toll during the fifth wave to 9,935, health authorities said. A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection said the new cases …

HK sees 3,667 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

A family gets ready to leave Repulse Bay Beach, Hong Kong on June 26, 2022. (PHOTO/CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 3,667 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths on Tuesday, according to the city’s Centre for Health Protection. A spokesman for the Hospital Authority said 1,966 COVID patients are receiving treatment at public hospitals, including 183 new admissions The financial hub reported 4,034 …

HK prepares for travel surge after curbs ease; tally 4,034

A staff member helps a citizen receive COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Hong Kong, south China, April 6, 2022. (LO PING FAI / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong is readying for a surge in travel after the global financial hub ended mandatory COVID-19 hotel quarantine for international arrivals on Monday, with travel companies reporting 10-fold jumps in requests. The curbs were lifted …

Hong Kong reports 5,190 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

Residents dine at a restaurant in Tseung Kwan O on April 21, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 5,190 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday as the death of seven more patients brought the city’s COVID death toll during the fifth wave to 9,893. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said in …

No more hotel quarantine from Sept 26 as HK updates policy

HONG KONG – Hong Kong will scrap its COVID-19 hotel quarantine policy for all arrivals from Sept 26, the city’s chief executive announced on Friday. All international arrivals will be able to return home or to accommodation of their choice but will have to self monitor for three days after entering the city, John Lee Ka-chiu said at a press conference in the afternoon. READ …

HK sees 5,990 new cases, official says COVID may have peaked

People wearing face masks walk on a street in Hong Kong, south China, Feb 11, 2022. (LO PING FAI / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 5,990 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday as local health authorities said a gradual downward trend of the pandemic suggested the fifth wave might have peaked. Gladys Kwan, chief manager (Medical Grade) of the Hospital Authority, noted 17 more COVID …

Virus: HK reviews BioNTech’s jab for infants, tally 5,687

People walk across a footbridge in the Central business district of Hong Kong on Sept 15, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s panel of vaccine experts is reviewing BioNTech’s application for its COVID-19 jab for infants as the city recorded 5,687 new cases on Wednesday, health authorities said.  Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health …

HK sees 10,194 new COVID-19 infections, 16 deaths

People enjoy the breeze on the waterfront in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong on June 26, 2022. (CHINADAILYHK.COM) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s daily COVID-19 caseload continued to hover around 10,000 as health authorities reported 16 more deaths over the past day. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said at a news briefing that there were 10,194 new …

HK logs 9,373 new COVID-19 infections, 9 deaths

Residents enjoy the weekend at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade on May 2, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 9,373 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a slight drop from Monday’s 10,021, as health authorities said nine more patients had passed away. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said at a news briefing …

Virus: HK sees over 10,000 new cases for third day running

People walk past lanterns for sale ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong on Sept 4, 2022. (BERTHA  WANG / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s COVID-19 caseload exceeded 10,000 for the third straight day on Monday as a cluster was detected at the Siu Lam psychiatric hospital. Albert Au Ka-wing, principal medical and health officer of the Centre for Health Protection’s communicable disease …

HK logs 10,683 COVID cases, new hospital cluster detected

A girl wearing a face shield and mask plays on the sidewalk in Tsuen Wan West, Hong Kong, on April 23, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 10,683 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday as health authorities detected a new hospital cluster in Tsuen Wan. The new cases comprised 10,490 local infections and 193 imported cases, Albert Au Ka-wing, principal …

HK sees 10,426 new cases as COVID ‘hasn’t peaked yet’

A woman sits by the seaside in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong on June 26, 2022. (CHINADAILYHK.COM) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s daily COVID-19 cases topped 10,000 again on Saturday, logging 10,426 fresh infections, as a health official said infections have not peaked yet. Albert Au Ka-wing, principal medical and health officer of the Centre for Health Protection’s communicable disease branch, said at a news briefing …

HK’s daily COVID infections drop slightly to 9,901, 8 more die

People enjoy the evening breeze at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade on July 27, 2022. (PHOTO/CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported a slight drop in its daily COVID-19 cases on Friday, logging 9,901 fresh infections over the past 24 hours as eight more patients passed away. The daily COVID caseload in the financial hub passed the 10,000 mark on Thursday for the first time …

COVID: Mutant strains drive new cases in HK over 10k mark

Trams (center) travel along a street in Hong Kong on Aug 25, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 10,000 mark on Thursday as cases linked to the Omicron subvariants BA.4 or BA.5 continued to increase and accounted for 60 percent of new infections.   Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, …

HK: New COVID cases again exceed 9,000; 9 deaths reported

People watch and take photos of the sunset from Garden Hill look out in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong on Aug 23, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong again saw its daily COVID-19 caseload surpass 9,000 on Wednesday as nine more patients passed away. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said at …