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 …

Claudin18.2, a shining star in gastric cancer, Transcenta’s TST001 stands at the global forefront

HONG KONG, Sep 28, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Transcenta Holding Limited (06628.HK), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company with fully-integrated capabilities in discovery, research, development and manufacturing of antibody-based therapeutics, announced that interim safety and efficacy data of dose expansion cohort from the phase I/II study of TST001 (Osemitamab), a humanized ADCC-enhanced anti-Claudin18.2 monoclonal antibody, in combination with Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin (CAPOX) as …

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 …

Hong Kong logs 3,897 new COVID-19 infections, 10 deaths

People sit along the promenade in the Tsing Yi district of Hong Kong on Sept 23, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 3,897 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday while 10 more patients passed away, bringing the city’s toll during the fifth wave to 9,903. In a statement issued on Sunday afternoon, the Centre for Health Protection said the new cases …

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 …

Oculis announces publication and presentation of Phase 2 data showing topical OCS-01 improves macular thickness and visual acuity in patients with diabetic macular edema

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sep 6, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Oculis S.A., (‘Oculis’) a global ophthalmology company developing life-changing treatments to save sight and improve eye care with breakthrough innovations, announces that the Phase 2 DX-211, a randomized, double blinded, multi-center and vehicle controlled clinical trial assessing the safety and efficacy of topical OCS-01 in patients with Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) (NCT05343156) has been …

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 …

Eisai Presents New Data From its Oncology Portfolio and Pipeline at ESMO Congress 2022

TOKYO, Sep 6, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today the presentation of research across various types of cancer from its oncology portfolio and pipeline during the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2022, which is taking place virtually and in-person in Paris, France from September 9 to 13. A late-breaking oral presentation of detailed results from the LEAP …

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: 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 …

HK sees 8,848 new COVID-19 cases; 80% of in-patients elderly

A man looks on as another (right) swims in the choppy waters of Victora Harbour in Hong Kong on Aug 24, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 8,848 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as the Hospital Authority noted that 80 percent of the city's admitted COVID patients were elderly people.  Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the …

HK logs 8,457 new COVID-19 cases, 2 boys in intensive care

People enjoy the evening breeze at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade on July 27, 2022, with the Victoria Harbour as their backdrop. (PHOTO/CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s daily COVID-19 caseload topped 8,000 again on Saturday as health authorities said two infected boys were in serious condition and required intensive treatment. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, …

HK: Another mark crossed as daily COVID cases top 8,000

People watch 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’s daily COVID-19 caseload crossed another mark on Thursday as it topped 8,000 cases, with health authorities noting an “accelerated" rate of increase. Albert Au Ka-wing, principal medical and health officer of the Centre for Health Protection’s …

Virus: HK reopens AsiaWorld-Expo treatment center, tally 6,617

Hundreds of beds are set up at AsiaWorld-Expo, a new space designated for stable COVID-19 patients by local health authorities starting from Aug 1, 2020. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Health authorities decided to reopen the AsiaWorld-Expo treatment facility for COVID-19 patients as Hong Kong reported 6,617 new cases on Monday. Larry Lee Lap-yip, chief manager (Integrated Clinical Services) of the Hospital …

200 beds ready at AsiaWorld-Expo as HK sees 6,445 new cases

Pedestrians walk along the promenade in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong on July 25, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 6,445 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as the Hospital Authority said it would activate 200 beds at its community treatment facility at AsiaWorld-Expo to cope with the increase in confirmed cases. The new cases comprised 6,260 local infections and …

Chan: Mainland, SAR ‘actively discussing’ quarantine-free travel

A woman walks to the departure hall of Shenzhen Bay Port Hong Kong Port Area on Feb 8, 2020. (PHILIP FONG / AFP) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government is “actively discussing” the possibility of quarantine-free travel with the Chinese mainland, Chief Secretary for Administration Chan Kwok-ki said on Wednesday. Chan made the statement during a media session after attending the …

Virus: HK sees ‘significant’ rise in children cases, tally at 5,162

Mother and child feel the heat as they wait for a green light at a Sham Shui Po crossing in Hong Kong on July 24, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s daily COVID-19 caseload again topped 5,000 on Tuesday as the authorities said there has been a “significant increase” in the number of COVID cases involving children. Albert Au Ka-wing, principal …

HK daily COVID-19 caseload tops 5,000 again, 3 patients die

A mask-wearing man walks his dog in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong after storm clears up on the evening of Aug 8, 2022. (PHOTO/CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong's daily COVID-19 infection caseload topped 5,000 again on Saturday, the first time since Aug 5, as three more patients passed away. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said …