The number of cases in Hong Kong rebounded again to nearly 10,000. Yesterday (24th) there were 9,219 new cases, including 719 imported cases, a new high for imported cases since the epidemic.
There were 13 more deaths, bringing the total to 10,647.
The government announced that after reviewing the latest epidemic situation, it has decided to maintain the relevant measures until December 14 after the current social distancing measures expire on November 30.
In addition, Li Xiayin, deputy director of the Medical and Health Bureau, said at the epidemic press conference that the bivalent vaccine will arrive in Hong Kong in the next few days. If everything goes well, it is hoped that it will be available to the public in early December.
The bivalent vaccine will be treated as the fourth injection. Generally, people over the age of 18 can receive the fourth injection. It is recommended that people over the age of 50 be vaccinated.
She also pointed out that if she has been vaccinated three times and has been diagnosed, in principle, she has been inoculated four times, and there is no need to vaccinate the bivalent vaccine.
Summary of yesterday's epidemic:
- An increase of 9,219 confirmed cases, a rebound of 15.4% from yesterday, a new high since September 11.
-719 imported cases, a record high since the outbreak.
The ratio of the total cases rose to 7.8%; compared with 14,408 airport arrivals on the same day, the ratio was 4.99%, and the seven-day average ratio was 4.15%.
- 13 new patients died, the 7-day average mortality rate was 0.141%, the overall mortality rate dropped slightly to 0.51%, and the cumulative death toll was 10,647.
-The number of cases of new variant virus strains in the local area also increased. The number of local cases of XBB increased by 5 to a total of 72, and the number of BQ.1.1 cases increased by 2 to 78.
BF.7 1 more cases to a total of 2 cases.
Latest｜The number of confirmed cases increases, the government will not relax the epidemic prevention measures for the time being, and the bivalent vaccine will be launched next month
The latest effective reproduction rate of local cases at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong is 1.27, which means that one patient can infect more than one person.
(Photo from HKU Faculty of Medicine)
▼Weekly Epidemic Press Conference on November 24▼
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