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Covid situation won't return to fifth wave peak: CHP

2022-06-19 HKT 17:43
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Health officials on Sunday reassured that Hong Kong's Covid situation would not return to the peak of the fifth wave, even though daily coronavirus caseload has remained in four digits for the fifth consecutive day now.

There were 1,161 new local Covid infections and 115 imported cases.

Albert Au from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the rise in Covid infections was not too worrying.

"There is no evidence supporting an exponential increase, unlike what we have seen in late February and March, where the number [of cases] had doubled in two or three days. We do have an increase, but it is a gradual one," Au said.

A police unit saw one additional case, bringing the tally within the force to 23.

Au said epidemiological investigations showed that the officers likely caught the virus during meals and outdoor training where they would take off their masks.

Three more care homes have reported new infections, involving a total of three staff and one resident.

The CHP noted that 14 more cases had been suspected of carrying the Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1, with almost half of them with unknown sources of infection.

There were also two more Covid-related deaths.

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General Covid-19 situation: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/
Covid-19 testing: https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/en/
Community Clinics for Covid-19 patients: https://bit.ly/3a4BZFE
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