The Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health announced yesterday (1st) that there were 23,035 new local infection cases and 326 positive imported cases, for a total of 23,361 cases, about 6,000 fewer than yesterday.
An additional 62 patients died, bringing the total to 11,869.
The Chief Secretary for Administration, Chen Guoji, posted on a social networking site yesterday that he is striving to implement the first phase of customs clearance as early as January 8. In addition to the ports that are currently open, some ports that have been closed for a long time will resume operations.
He also pointed out that in the early stage of customs clearance, there will be a preset quota for passengers traveling to and from the two places, and passengers must have a negative nucleic acid test to pass the customs.
Lin Weiqiang, chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Railway Trade Unions, said that MTR staff will return to the high-speed rail West Kowloon Station, Luohu Station, Lok Ma Chau Station and other "buried positions" to prepare for traffic starting from the 2nd.
Overview of today's epidemic situation:
1.1｜An increase of 23,361 confirmed cases of nucleic acid testing at airport entry was reduced to 326 cases
Summary of yesterday's epidemic:
-An increase of 23,361 confirmed cases, a drop of about 20.02% from yesterday.
- The number of imported cases has dropped significantly to 326, accounting for 1.35% of the overall case rate; compared with 30,073 airport arrivals on the same day, the confirmed rate was 1.06%, and the seven-day average rate was 3.6%.
- 62 new patients died, the 7-day average mortality rate was 0.247%, the overall mortality rate remained at 0.45%, and the cumulative death toll was 11,869.
The immediate effective reproduction rate of local cases compiled by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong continues to rise, and the latest is 1.26, which means that one patient can infect more than one person.
(Photo from HKU Faculty of Medicine)
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[07:05] Entering the new year, customs clearance between Hong Kong and the mainland is in sight. Chief Secretary for Administration Chan Kwok-kei said yesterday (1st) that he will try to implement the first phase of customs clearance as early as next Sunday (8th).
"Hong Kong 01" has compiled the latest information into customs clearance strategies. Before Hong Kong people plan to leave the country, they should ensure that the "three treasures" (home return permit, nucleic acid test certificate, and bus/air ticket) are ready. The nucleic acid test is valid for 48 hours after sampling within, and a certification document issued by an accredited testing agency.
Citizens can choose to take samples at the community testing center, pay a fee to obtain a paper certificate for travel, and get the test results within 12 hours at the earliest, but they need to pay 240 yuan, and the standard fee is 150 yuan, and the test results will be released within 24 hours .
It is worth noting that paper certificates are required at the time of entry and exit, and electronic versions or mobile phone messages will not be accepted.
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Last week, the average total number of patients in hospital rose by 19.20% to 5,067, and the average number of critically ill patients increased by 30.07% to 385; while last week, 407 patients died, a weekly increase of 39.86%.
The 7-day average death rate, which compares the number of patients, rose slightly by 0.021 percentage points to 0.247% last week.
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