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Hong Kong adds 3,254 Covid infections, 87 deaths

2022-04-05 HKT 17:41
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  • Hong Kong adds 3,254 Covid infections, 87 deaths
Health officials on Tuesday reported 3,254 Covid-19 infections, 116 more than the previous day.

Of the new cases, 1,658 were identified by PCR tests, while 1,596 took self-tests.

Authorities also reported 87 more deaths linked to Covid, including 81 people who died at public hospitals in the past 24 hours, and six who had passed away earlier.

In total, 8,136 people have died in the fifth wave, putting the death rate at 0.7 percent. More than 1.16 million people were infected.

Albert Au from the Centre for Health Protection urged people to stay vigilant and avoid social gatherings during the upcoming Easter Holidays, saying infection figures are still relatively high.

He also acknowledged that many people had been under a lot of stress during the pandemic, especially those whose family members had contracted Covid or had passed away.

Au said people can receive emotional support from government clinical psychologists via a hotline set up by the Centre for Health Protection.

Meanwhile, authorities also reported 16 imported coronavirus infections, involving people who flew in from places like the UK, Thailand, Turkey, the Netherlands, Qatar, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Spain and France.

The government said it will ban Qatar Airways from operating flights from Doha to Hong Kong; as well as Cathay Pacific from flying from Manchester to Hong Kong for a week, after three or more passengers on those flights tested positive for Covid.

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USEFUL LINKS
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