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Hong Kong sees new Covid strains for first time

2022-10-10 HKT 18:40
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  • The two patients infected with sub-lineage BA.2.75.2 or XBB.1 were asymptomatic. Image: Shutterstock
    The two patients infected with sub-lineage BA.2.75.2 or XBB.1 were asymptomatic. Image: Shutterstock
Hong Kong has for the first time reported imported cases of new Covid subvariants BA.2.75.2 and XBB.1.

Health authorities said a case of sub-lineage BA.2.75.2 and another of sub-lineage XBB.1 were identified by the Department of Health's laboratory. Both cases were asymptomatic.

Meanwhile, the city logged 4,874 new Covid infections, including 396 imported cases.

There were 10 more Covid-related deaths.

More than 1,600 patients with Covid were being treated in hospitals, including 15 under intensive care.
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