After the rebound of the epidemic in Hong Kong, there has been no significant decline. The number of confirmed cases in a single day has exceeded 10,000 for 13 consecutive days. Today (19th) there were 15,383 new confirmed cases, 4% less than yesterday, and 39 more patients died.
The immediate effective reproductive rate of local cases compiled by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong has recently dropped from the peak, and the data is 1.2326, which means that local cases will still increase, but the increase rate will slow down.
(Photo from the website of HKU Faculty of Medicine)
Summary of yesterday's epidemic:
- 16,023 confirmed cases, a slight increase of 1.6% compared with yesterday's cases.
- 876 imported cases, accounting for 5.47% of the overall case rate; compared with the 19,927 airport arrivals on the same day, the confirmed rate was 4.40%, and the seven-day average rate was 4.36% .
- 40 new patients died, the 7-day average mortality rate increased slightly to 0.196%, the overall mortality rate decreased slightly by 0.47%, and the cumulative death toll was 11,171.
- Cases appeared in 27 institutions today, 30 residents and 8 staff were infected.
12.18｜An increase of 16,023 confirmed cases of Zhang Juneng, the chief judge of the Court of Final Appeal, was infected with the epidemic
List of relaxed epidemic prevention measures:
1. Citizens no longer need to scan the "Travel with Peace of Mind", but they will still be "anti-scanned" when entering designated places, that is, they still need to use Vaccine Pass
2. The "yellow code" will be cancelled, and citizens can enter designated places after entering the country
. Nucleic acid testing for people from the Mainland and Macao at ports
4. Adjust the local nucleic acid testing strategy and gradually reduce the number of test announcements issued to residential buildings
5. Cancel the requirement for electronic wristbands for people in home quarantine
▼On the evening of December 18th, hundreds of fans watched the World Cup final in Olympian City▼
▼The Hong Kong Cycling Festival will resume on December 18, the coldest day after winter▼
[17:03] The Education Bureau announced that Xiao Jiayi, the political assistant to the director, tested positive today and is now being quarantined according to the guidelines of the Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health.
She wears a mask and complies with relevant epidemic prevention measures at work, and undergoes daily rapid antigen tests. She has no recent travel history. The last time she went to work was last Friday (16th).
Director Cai Ruolian and Deputy Director Shi Junhui conducted rapid tests for the new coronavirus every day, and the results were all negative. Since last Friday, the two have also been in contact with patients and have to undergo home quarantine.
[16:41] The Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health announced that there were 14,520 new local confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 863 imported cases, bringing the total to 15,383, more than 600 fewer than yesterday.
Thirty-nine more patients died, bringing the total to 11,210.
▼On December 16, the high-speed rail West Kowloon Station lights up and people come in and out▼
▼On December 16, the freight efficiency of Xiangyuanwei Port was improved▼
North Lantau Hospital confirmed male patient left the hospital this morning wearing a red jacket and green top to appeal to the public
[15:42] The spokesperson of North Lantau Hospital announced that a 34-year-old male patient diagnosed with the new coronavirus was sent by ambulance from the Penny’s Bay Community Isolation Facility to the Emergency Department of North Lantau Hospital last night for medical treatment.
The patient left the A&E department without informing staff at around 10 am today.
The patient involved is of medium build and was wearing a red jacket, green top and trousers when he left the hospital.
The hospital said that it immediately sent security guards to search the entire hospital and nearby areas and asked the police for assistance. It attaches great importance to the incident and will fully cooperate with the police in their actions.
The hospital appeals to the public to notify the police or call the hospital hotline at 3467 7080 if they find the patient.
▼On December 16, the reporter actually tested the identity of "willing to check all" and was rejected for free testing▼
Weekly Epidemics｜Cumulative confirmed cases last week exceeded 100,000, up 21% week-on-week, with critical deaths rising
[07:00] The new crown virus epidemic in Hong Kong has been heating up day by day. Yesterday (18th), the number of new confirmed cases in a single day once again exceeded 16,000.
Looking back at the epidemic situation last week (December 12-18), there were a total of 107,911 local and imported cases, an increase of 18,878 or 21.2% from the 89,033 cases in the previous week (December 5-11).
Last week, the average total number of patients in hospital increased by 14.8% compared with the previous week to 3,787, and the average number of critically ill patients increased by 25.1% to 209; 212 patients died during the period, an increase of 38.6% on a weekly basis; compared with the 7-day average of the number of patients The death rate rose by 0.024 percentage points to 0.196% last week.
▼December 14, the restaurant situation on the first day of the cancellation of the safe travel program▼
Compulsory testing｜21 buildings on the list involving Yinhu in Ma'anshan.
Tseung Kwan O Nan Fung Plaza, Ma On Shan Ting Tao Ya Yuan and other housing estates such as Tianfeng, Sha Tin City One tested positive for sewage. The government’s quick test included the chief judge of the final court, Zhang Juneng, the permanent secretary of the Labor and Welfare Bureau.