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Over 150 more Covid deaths, but reported cases fall

2022-03-06 HKT 17:17
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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported on Sunday that 153 people with Covid-19 had died in the past 24 hours - similar to the death toll reported on Saturday.

However, the number of infections dropped significantly.

The CHP reported 31,008 new Covid cases on Sunday - down from 37,529 the day before - but health authorities said it was still too early to say whether the fifth wave had peaked.

That takes the total number of people infected during the fifth wave to over 450,000.

While the daily infection figure has fallen from over 50,000 cases earlier in the week, Dr Albert Au from the Centre for Health Protection said authorities needed more time to judge whether the figure would go up further.

He stressed that the virus situation in Hong Kong remains severe, citing the large number of preliminary positive cases found during lockdowns in Kowloon City.

Au added that the daily tally may have fallen because many people chose to take Covid tests on their own, the results of which are not reflected in the official tally.

He said the government has been testing an online platform for people to report their self-test results to the government, adding that it will be launched in due course.

Those who died between Saturday and Sunday afternoon were aged between 35 and 105.The CHP said 114 of them had been unvaccinated, while 25 had received just one Covid jab.

Covid outbreaks were reported in 94 more care homes, involving more than 840 residents and staff.

Officials said the government will open three more clinics designated for Covid treatment on Monday — raising to 17 the number of such facilities across the territory.

General Covid-19 situation: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/
Covid-19 testing: https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/en/
Compulsory testing notices: https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/105294.html
Community Clinics for Covid-19 patients: https://bit.ly/35UTbeE
Vaccination programme: https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/en/
Vaccination pass scheme: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/vaccine-pass.html
Hotline for Covid-positive patients: 1836 115