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 hub reported 4,023 new cases on Friday and 4,269 infections on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the deaths of six COVID patients reported on Saturday took the city’s toll during the fifth wave to 9,954, according to health authorities.
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In a statement, the Centre for Health Protection said that the new cases comprised 226 imported cases and 3,681 local ones – 914 of which were detected by nucleic acid testing and 2,767 through rapid antigen tests.
In a separate statement, the Hospital Authority noted that 1,672 COVID-19 patients were receiving treatment in public hospitals, including 165 new admissions.
A total of 27 COVID patients were in serious condition and 36 in critical condition, including 11 in intensive care.
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