Intellasia East Asia News – HK logs 5,687 new Covid cases with nine deaths

Health officials confirmed 5,687 new Covid-19 patients reported on Wednesday, including 146 imported cases and nine deaths.

The two-year-old boy who was previously infected was still fighting for his life in the intensive care unit of United Christian Hospital, with treatments of endotracheal Intubation and a ventilator for breathing.

Resumption can be on course for non-emergency services in public hospitals, said Chuang Shuk-kwan, Head of the Communicable Disease Branch of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health.

She added that the number of people who confirmed infected, with acute symptoms and were hospitalised seeing a declining trend recently.

Public hospitals now accommodate 2,402 Covid patients, including 265 newly admitted, 54 in critical conditions, and 46 in severe conditions, according to Gladys Kwan Wai-man, Chief manager (Medical Grade) of the Hospital Authority.

Among the nine fatalities of seven men and two women, aged 66 to 92, seven had not received three vaccines, she said.

She also confirmed that 760 cases were reported from 526 schools involving 647 students and 113 faculty members. 10 schools need to suspend classes for one week.

Five cases were reported in four care homes for the elderly and the disabled, involving 39 residents needing to receive nucleic acid tests, said Chuang.

As the scheme for the public to receive the monkeypox vaccine was announced to launch next month, Chuang suggested that people who plan to get themselves inoculated if not in urgent conditions spare four weeks of an interval between the monkeypox and Covid vaccine jabs.

https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/4/194962/HK-logs-5,687-new-Covid-cases-with-nine-deaths

 

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