The Standard Chartered building (centre) is seen in Hong Kong on Oct 28, 2022.
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HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 4,649 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as four more infected patients passed away.
The Centre for Health Protection said in a statement that the new cases comprised 4,250 local infections and 399 imported cases. The four new deaths brought the city’s toll during the fifth wave of infections to 10,266. Hong Kong saw 5,198 new cases on Monday.
The four new deaths brought the city’s toll during the fifth wave of infections to 10,266, the Centre for Health Protection said
The CHP said 16 residential care homes for the elderly and persons with disabilities had 23 new cases while 513 schools reported 750 students and 128 staff members getting infected. Eighteen schools had to suspend 19 in-person classes for one week due to infections.
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As of Tuesday, 1,947 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were being treated in public hospitals hospitalized for treatment, including 199 new patients, the Hospital Authority said in a separate statement.
There were 169 patients requiring oxygen therapy and nine patients requiring ventilator support, it added.
The HA also said that 34 patients were in critical condition, including nine in intensive care units, while 55 were in serious condition.
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