Daily Covid-19 cases rise rapidly to 2,815 in Hong Kong, one more death reported

File photo of Queen Mary Hospital. Photo: Hong Kong’s Information Services Department
File photo of Queen Mary Hospital. Photo: Hong Kong’s Information Services Department

Hong Kong reported 2,815 daily Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, a sharp rise from 2,268 a day earlier.

Of the new infections, 2,672 are local, while 143 are imported.

The city also recorded one new death, that of a 71-year-old woman.

Gladys Kwan, chief manager for clinical effectiveness and technology management at the Hospital Authority, said the patient had a history of diabetes and high blood pressure, and had suffered from a stroke in the past.

She had also been bedridden for a long period and was taken care of by her family at home.

Kwan also said the authority is “very concerned” about the increasing number of hospitalized and newly hospitalized Covid-19 cases.

Newly hospitalized cases have increased from 30 to 40 a day in early June to more than 100 in the past few weeks.

Meanwhile, the number of hospitalized cases has gone up from about 400 a day in early June to around 830 now.

“The number has doubled,” she said. 

“We are worried that the Covid-19 situation has gotten more serious.”

She urged residents to stay alert, get all the necessary jabs and get tested regularly.

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