Hong Kong's daily Covid tally passed the 10,000 mark on Thursday.
The Centre for Health Protection reported 10,586 new infections, 244 of them imported.
Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan from the centre said officials expect daily case numbers to continue to rise.
"We still have an increasing trend of the number of confirmed cases. The number of cases exceeding 10,000 is within our expectation. The proportion of severe and death cases have not yet increased. But of course the absolute number has been increasing because of the increase in the denominator," Chuang told a press briefing.
"We will be closely monitoring the situation. We are more concerned about the burden on bed numbers and the services of the Hospital Authority."
Meanwhile, the Hospital Authority said 2,627 Covid patients were being treated in hospital, 14 of them in intensive care.
A 15-month-old girl was in a critical condition.
Authorities also reported that another 11 Covid patients had died.
General Covid-19 situation: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/
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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