Health authorities on Wednesday confirmed another 4,547 new coronavirus cases, as they said they were looking to move more patients from public to private hospitals to free up beds.
There were 4,321 local Covid infections and 226 imported cases. Four more deaths of Covid patients were announced.
Another 164 people had been admitted to public hospitals, with a total of 1,533 receiving care. Six patients were in intensive care.
A chief manager of the Hospital Authority, Lau Ka-hin, said about 40 to 50 people, mostly non-Covid patients, had been transferred to private hospitals for treatment.
"We will find more patients who are suitable to be managed in private hospitals. The patients can be from the medical ward, for example, after a stroke or cardiac arrest, or from the surgical stream, for example, after the operation," he said.
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Hotline for Covid-positive patients: 1836 115