Hong Kong’s coronavirus situation remains stable as authorities on Tuesday reported 7,596 new infections.
That’s a slight drop from 7,685 recorded on Monday.
Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection said although the daily toll is slowly falling, the number of new cases recorded is still at a high level.
She said people should avoid going to crowded places during the upcoming holiday period.
Of the new infections, 3,164 were confirmed by PCR tests and 4,432 were reported by people who tested positive via self-administered rapid tests.
Another 149 people with Covid had died, including 129 who passed away at public hospitals in the past 24 hours.
The Hospital Authority (HA) said more than 20,000 Covid patients have been prescribed oral antivirals so far as part of their treatment.
The drugs are also being used at private hospitals, the HA said.
Authorities said more than 1.13 million people in Hong Kong have been confirmed with Covid-19 and a total of 7,358 Covid patients have died in the latest Omicron-driven outbreak.
The fatality rate is 0.65 per cent.
General Covid-19 situation: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/
Covid-19 testing: https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/en/
Community testing notice: https://bit.ly/3ivX2Ce
Community Clinics for Covid-19 patients: https://bit.ly/3q3tz6G
RAT reporting platform: https://www.chp.gov.hk/ratp/
Vaccination programme: https://www.covidvaccine.gov.hk/sen/
Vaccination pass scheme: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/vaccine-pass.html
Hotline for Covid-positive patients: 1836 115