(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Hong Kong has 4,369 new cases and the epidemic has reached a plateau
China News Agency, Hong Kong, October 7 (Reporter Han Xingtong) The Health Protection Center of the Department of Health of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region announced on the 7th, at 0:00 that day, that there were 4,369 new positive cases of the new coronavirus in Hong Kong . The Center believes that the epidemic has reached a plateau.
Of the new cases that day, 3,983 were local cases, including 1,046 positive cases for nucleic acid testing and 2,937 positive cases for rapid tests. There are also 386 imported cases.
The Hong Kong Hospital Authority (HA) announced that a total of 1,628 confirmed patients are currently in the hospital for treatment, of which 198 are newly confirmed patients. In addition, two new confirmed patients have died in public hospitals in the last day.
Au Ka-wing, chief doctor of the Center for Health Protection’s Infectious Diseases Division, said the daily number of confirmed cases had hovered between 3,500 and 4,500 in the past two weeks, with an average of about 3,803 confirmed cases per day. in the last two weeks. last week. He said that the number of confirmed cases has not been found to have a significant upward trend, and he has not seen a further decline, so he believes the epidemic has now reached a plateau.
Regarding imported cases, Ou Jiarong said that 215 to 386 cases were recorded daily in the past seven days, which is a significant increase compared to the average of about 183 imported cases per day two weeks ago. 8% of the total daily confirmed cases.
Au Jiarong said that with the loosening of measures around the world, as well as the possible emergence of a new mutant virus strain and the relaxation of epidemic prevention by citizens, a more serious new crown epidemic may occur this winter.
Au Ka-wing pointed out that there have been fewer flu cases in Hong Kong in the past two years, so the public’s resistance to the flu virus is low, and severe cases may be more likely to occur . He called on citizens to get flu and Covid-19 vaccines at the same time.
Li Liye, Chief Administrative Manager of the Hospital Authority, said this week that the number of critically ill and seriously ill patients has been on a downward trend, and it is estimated that the epidemic situation will develop in a stable direction. (finish)
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