Hong Kong reports 1,161 new Covid-19 cases, patients urged to avoid ‘overloaded’ A&E departments

Hong Kong has recorded 1,161 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, as the city battles to contain the fifth-wave outbreak. Eight of the new cases were imported, with authorities reporting about 800 preliminary positive cases.

The Chief Manager (Integrated Clinical Services) of the Hospital Authority Larry Lee also announced the deaths of two patients during Wednesday’s daily Covid-19 briefing. Both were in their 70s and died at the Caritas Medical Centre in Cheung Sha Wan. One of the patients had been fully vaccinated with Sinovac last September.

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Lee urged citizens to get vaccinated, saying that two patients were in a critical condition, and three were in a serious condition. Two of the five were not vaccinated.

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