HK sees 4,045 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more elderly deaths

People walk past a government's contact tracing QR code for the "LeaveHomeSafe" COVID-19 mobile app at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, July 12, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 4,045 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and three more elderly deaths, bringing the city’s toll during the fifth wave to 9,337. The new infections included 262 imported cases and 3,783 …

Virus: HK sees slight decrease with 4,040 new cases, 7 deaths

People stand along Victoria Harbour amid stormy weather in Hong Kong on July 2, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG Kong – Hong Kong reported 4,040 new COVID-19 cases and seven more elderly deaths on Monday, health authorities said. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said at a news briefing that the new cases comprised 3,807 local …

HK probes 30 imported malaria cases, including 1 death

This undated photo shows the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, Hong Kong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s health authorities are investigating a cluster of imported malaria cases from Africa, including one death. From July 1 to Aug 4, the Centre for Health Protection recorded a total of 30 imported malaria cases, a spokesman for the center was …

HK sees 4,254 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

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 reported 4,254 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and six more deaths, bringing the city’s toll to 9,296 since the fifth wave of infections began. The new cases comprised 4,019 local infections and 235 …

HK expands use of COVID-19 oral drugs, daily tally at 4,884

A man looks out onto Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 22, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong will expand the use of oral COVID-19 drugs to high-risk patients under the age of 60 regardless of their vaccination status as the city recorded 4,884 new cases on Friday. Gladys Kwan, Chief Manager (Clinical Effectiveness and Technology Management) of the Hospital …

Virus: HK requires PCR test for hospital visitors, tally 4,886

People walk past a government's contact tracing QR code for the "LeaveHomeSafe" COVID-19 mobile app at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, July 12, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong will require hospital visitors to take a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 before they can enter public hospitals starting Aug 1 as the city recorded 4,886 new cases on Thursday. Gladys Kwan, Chief …

HK sees 4,508 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more elderly deaths

A woman takes a photo of sailing boats on Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 22, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 4,508 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and 10 more elderly deaths, bringing the city’s toll during the fifth wave to 9,265. Gladys Kwan, Chief Manager (Clinical Effectiveness and Technology Management) of the Hospital Authority, said in a …

HK logs 4,250 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths

A man fishes as a junk boat sails on Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 22, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 4,250 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and eight new deaths, bringing the toll during the fifth wave to 9,256. The new cases comprised 186 imported infections and 4,064 local cases, Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease …

HK sees 3,436 new COVID-19 cases, school bus cluster grows

People look towards the Tseung Kwan O Cross Bay Link bridge in Hong Kong as the sunset lights up the sky on July 14, 2022. (YAN ZHAO / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 3,436 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including four infections linked to a cluster involving a kindergarten bus service in Kowloon Tong. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of …

HK sees 3,486 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

A woman scans a government's contact tracing QR code for the "LeaveHomeSafe" COVID-19 mobile app at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, July 12, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 3,486 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday as four more patients infected with the coronavirus passed away, health authorities said.  Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre …

HK to enhance Shenzhen Bay Port virus testing, tally 3,674

People rest on benches in a park at Tai Hing Estate in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, March 4, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong health authorities will enhance COVID-19 testing measures at the Shenzhen Bay Port, requiring departing passengers who test positive to go directly to the Penny's Bay community isolation facilitity, as the city recorded 3,674 new cases on Thursday. Chuang …

HK to tighten virus testing measures in hospitals, tally 3,154

A woman uses her mobile phone while walking a dog on Seaview Promenade in Repulse Bay Hong Kong on June 26, 2022. (CHINADAILYHK.COM) HONG KONG – Hong Kong will enhance COVID-19 testing measures for hospital staff members and patients as the city recorded 3,154 new cases on Wednesday, health authorities said. Sara Ho, Chief Manager (Patient Safety and Risk Management) of the Hospital Authority, said …

HK sees 2,995 new COVID-19 cases, no new death

People wearing face masks walk across a street in Hong Kong, Feb 11, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 2,995 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, a slight increase from Friday's 2,945 infections. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said in a news briefing that the new cases comprised 2,791 local infections and 204 …

HK sees 2,945 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

People cross a road in Causeway Bay district in Hong Kong, Feb 21, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 2,945 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths on Friday, as health authorities said it is not the time to ease restrictions amid a rebound in cases. Friday's figure was a slight decrease from Thursday's 3,028 infections, bringing the city's infection tally during …

HK sees 1,685 new virus cases, outbreak at Mong Kok eatery

People walk across a street in Hong Kong, May 3, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 1,685 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as health authorities investigated whether the outbreak in a Tuen Mun restaurant is related to a new “small-scale outbreak” in a Mong Kok eatery. Albert Au Ka-wing, principal medical and health officer of the Centre for Health Protection’s …

HK sees 1,650 virus cases, new cluster found in Tuen Mun

A man rests after exercising next to the Shing Mun River in Hong Kong on April 8, 2021. (ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 1,650 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including 27 from a newly detected cluster at a restaurant in Tuen Mun. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said in a news …

HK logs 1,276 cases, including 115 imported infections

People wearing face masks walk on a street in Hong Kong, March 5, 2022. (LO PING FAI / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 1,276 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 115 imported infections. Albert Au Ka-wing, principal medical and health officer of the Centre for Health Protection’s communicable disease branch, said in a press briefing that the 1,161 local infections included 416 cases …

HK sees 1,276 new virus cases, outbreak affects 22 police officers

Police officers patrol outside the main polling station for the 2022 Chief Executive Election at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, May 8, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 1,276 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday as health authorities confirmed that 22 police officers have been infected in a recent outbreak.  Albert Au Ka-wing, principal medical and …

HK sees 250 infections, ‘small-scale outbreak’ at kindergarten

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 health authorities on Tuesday confirmed 250 new COVID-19 cases, as they reported “possibly a small-scale outbreak” at a kindergarten school in the city. No new virus-related deaths were reported for a fourth straight day.  Of the …