Hong Kong on Tuesday reported 4,045 coronavirus infections, including 262 imported cases.
There are now 1,546 Covid patients in public hospitals – 195 of whom are newly admitted. Eight are in intensive care.
There have been three additional deaths involving patients aged between 87 and 93, two of whom were unvaccinated.
A chief manager of the Hospital Authority, Dr Gladys Kwan, advised elderly people to seek medical treatment for Covid-19 as quickly as possible even if their symptoms are mild.
Meanwhile, she said the HA had guidelines for staff who return to work during a medical surveillance period after flying back from overseas and completing their three day hotel quarantine.
"We would ask our colleagues who have the amber code on the LeaveHomeSafe app to monitor their own health condition. We advise them not to come to work when they feel unwell even if they test negative for Covid via rapid tests," she said.
"When they come back to work, they should wear protective gear properly... and they shouldn't eat with others. We have set up individual seats at pantries so colleagues can eat separately. They would be reminded to maintain personal hygiene."
General Covid-19 situation: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/
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