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HK sees number of daily Covid cases drop further

2022-04-23 HKT 17:54
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Health authorities on Saturday reported 523 new Covid-19 infections, down by about 50 cases from the day before.

About half of the cases were identified through rapid antigen tests, while the rest were confirmed by laboratories.

Officials said they are closely monitoring the Covid figures for these two weeks to see if the easing of the outbreak can be sustained, noting that there was increased transmission risks from the Easter holidays and the resumption of face-to-face classes at schools.

"Overall, the epidemic situation is stable, and there's a trend of infections slowly dropping," said Dr Albert Au from the Centre for Health Protection.

Thirteen of the new cases were imported from countries such as Vietnam, South Korea and Singapore.

An additional nine Covid patients died. They were aged between 66 and 102 years old.

The latest deaths brought the death toll in the fifth wave to 9,023.
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