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Epidemic | 3028 confirmed cases hit a new high in 3 months, the authorities expect the number of cases in a single day to exceed 6000 in two weeks

2022-07-07T10:41:52.029Z

The epidemic in Hong Kong continues to rebound. The Centre for Health Protection announced today (7th) that there were 3,028 new confirmed cases, hitting a nearly three-month high, and one more patient died. There were 201 new cases reported by schools today, of which



The epidemic in Hong Kong continues to rebound. The Centre for Health Protection announced today (7th) that there were 3,028 new confirmed cases, hitting a nearly three-month high, and one more patient died.


201 new cases were reported by schools today. Among them, 80 schools had two or more cases in the past seven days. Class K3UKB of Canaan Kindergarten in Aberdeen and Class 6D of Lingliang Primary School in Ma On Shan were infected with two and three students respectively. , the authorities suggested that the classes involved should not be suspended for a week.

Two other homes were confirmed to be confirmed cases, namely, King Fook Nursing Home and Hong Chi Oi Tung Dormitory. Residents and close contacts are required to quarantine.


Zhang Zhujun, director of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, pointed out that the epidemic is still on the rise, and the number of confirmed cases may "double" in one to two weeks. According to the current trend, it may reach 6,000 in two weeks. .


Two residents and a staff member of Jingfu Nursing Home have been diagnosed successively, and 21 residents on the same floor need to be quarantined.

(Photo from the official website of Jingfu Nursing Home)

Of the new cases, 2,856 were locally confirmed cases, including 948 positive nucleic acid tests and 1,908 confirmed positive rapid antigen tests, together with 172 imported cases, representing a total of 3,028 new confirmed cases.

Looking through the data, the last time more than 3,000 confirmed cases were recorded in a single day was April 5, and a total of 3,254 cases were recorded on that day.



The fifth wave of positive cases has so far accumulated to 1,249,491 cases, with one additional death involving a 79-year-old woman who was not vaccinated.

The old woman had difficulty in mobility, rheumatoid arthritis and high blood pressure. She was admitted to the hospital earlier due to loss of appetite. The test result was positive, and her condition continued to deteriorate until her death yesterday.

A total of 3 confirmed cases in Jingfu Nursing Home, 21 residents need to be quarantined

The authorities received reports of infection cases from two residential homes yesterday, involving the King Fook Nursing Home and Hong Chi Oi Tung Hostel.

Two residents and a staff member of Jingfu Nursing Home have been diagnosed successively, and 21 residents on the same floor need to be quarantined.

A resident of Hong Chi Oi Tung Dormitory was infected with the virus. The patient visited the Jockey Club Hong Chi Siu Sai Wan workshop where a confirmed case was reported earlier. The authorities will include Hong Chi Oi Tung Dormitory within the scope of the mandatory testing announcement, and the resident and their close contacts must be quarantined .

Zhang Zhujun pointed out that two residents and one staff member of Jingfu Nursing Home were infected with the virus.

She went on to say that since residential care involves a lot of care work, and residents are vulnerable to infection, she believes that it is important for residents to arrange vaccinations.

Three students in Ma'anshan Lingliang Primary School 6D tested positive for the virus, and the authorities recommended that classes be suspended for a week.

(Google Map Street View screenshot)

The Canaan Kindergarten in Aberdeen, where two students were infected, was advised to suspend classes for a week.

(Google Map Street View screenshot)

Recorded 201 cases of schools reporting suspension of classes in Canaan and Ma On Shan Lingliang Primary School in Aberdeen

In terms of new cases reported by schools, 201 new cases were reported today, involving 180 schools, including 49 kindergartens, 66 primary schools, 62 secondary schools and 3 special schools.

Among them, 80 schools had two or more cases in the past seven days, including Canaan Kindergarten in Aberdeen, K3UKB with 16 students, two students were infected with the virus; Ma On Shan Lingliang Primary School 6D had three students diagnosed with the virus. There are 29 students in this class.

The authorities suggested that the two schools mentioned above should suspend classes for one week.

The number of mutant virus cases is increasing, and the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 3,000. When asked how to assess the epidemic situation, Zhang Zhujun responded that it is difficult to predict the future growth number, but based on the increase in the number of confirmed cases in the past few weeks: "It's more than two weeks. , there is a chance that the number will reach 6,000 (cases), or there may be pressure on medical services.” She also said that according to the current trend, it may double again in a week, and urged the public to be careful: “It may be very high.”

As for whether it has entered the sixth wave of the epidemic, she pointed out that "what wave" is just a name, so she will not delve into it.

▼On July 5, Kwun Tong was the first BA.4 or BA.5 in Hong Kong for the hotpot food ▼


▼On July 4th, the enclosure inspection of Daifeng Building in Fengde Village▼


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The flight interruption will be temporarily suspended from the Hong Kong government: at this stage, the continued implementation will not be effective in preventing imported cases. A total of 8 housing estates in the village tested positive for sewage, and 315,000 people had to be tested quickly

Source: hk1

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