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Epidemic|188 serious and dead cases were recorded in the past week for the first time BN.1.3 and CH.1.1 virus strains

2023-02-10T05:20:55.106Z


At the end of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the government announced earlier that it will no longer publish detailed information on the epidemic every day, but will publish it every week. The Center for Health Protection yesterday (9th) released the first issue of the New Coronary Pneumonia and Influenza Express, according to the latest


At the end of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the government announced earlier that it will no longer publish detailed information on the epidemic every day, but will publish it every week.

The Center for Health Protection released the first phase of the COVID-19 and Influenza Express yesterday (9th). According to the latest monitoring data, the local level of COVID-19 activity has been stable in the past week. A total of 188 severe cases of COVID-19 were recorded and were initially assessed as the cause of death. Deaths related to COVID-19.

In addition, the Center for Health Protection also discovered BN.1.3 and CH.1.1 virus strains for the first time, accounting for 1.3% and 5.3% of the total cases respectively.


As for influenza, the Center for Health Protection stated that in the past week, a total of 2 severe cases of influenza in adults were recorded, all of whom were infected with influenza A (H3) influenza. No severe complications/deaths related to influenza in children were recorded during the same period.


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The new crown pneumonia epidemic is stable. The Hong Kong government announced earlier that starting from January 30, it will no longer publish detailed information on the epidemic situation every day, but will publish it every week.

The Center for Health Protection yesterday (9th) released the first issue of the COVID-19 and Influenza Express. According to the latest monitoring data, the local COVID-19 activity level was stable in the past week (January 30 to February 4).

According to the latest monitoring data, the positive rate (seven-day moving average) of samples collected at community testing centers and community testing stations for new coronary pneumonia is 0.62%.

As for the sewage monitoring, the per capita level of new coronary pneumonia (7-day geometric mean) also decreased, from about 340,000 copies per liter in the previous week to about 328,000 copies per liter.

In the past week, the average consultation rate of COVID-19 in designated general outpatient clinics was 178.1 (per thousand consultations), and the COVID-19 in designated private doctor clinics will be monitored from this Wednesday (8th).

In addition, a total of 188 severe cases of new coronary pneumonia and death cases whose cause of death was initially assessed to be related to new coronary pneumonia have been recorded in Hong Kong.

The Public Health Laboratory Services Division of the Center for Health Protection conducted genetic analysis on the positive samples, as well as related samples of severe and fatal cases of COVID-19, and discovered for the first time the BN.1.3 and CH.1.1 virus strains, which are descendants of BA.2.75.

During the period from January 30 to February 8, the most common mutant virus strain was the BA.2 offspring lineage, accounting for 67.1%, followed by the BA.5 offspring lineage, accounting for 18.4%.

As for other mutant virus strains, they accounted for 14.5%, including BF.7 (3.9%), BN.1.3 (1.3%), BQ.1 (2.6%), CH.1.1 (5.3%) and XBB.1.5 (1.3%) .

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As for influenza, the Center for Health Protection stated that between January 29 and February 4, a total of 2 serious cases of influenza in adults were recorded, all of whom were infected with influenza A (H3) and no serious complications related to influenza in children were recorded during the same period /death case.

During this period, CHP has reported 2 outbreaks of ILI in schools or institutions, affecting 11 persons.

The latest surveillance data also showed that during January 29 and February 4, the overall activity of local seasonal influenza remained at a low level.

The overall activity of local seasonal influenza increased, with the percentage of influenza viruses at 1.25%, higher than the 1.09% recorded in the previous week, but significantly lower than the baseline level of 9.21%.

Among them, 80% were influenza A (H3), followed by influenza A (H1) at 17%.

In addition, the flu-related admission rate in public hospitals reached 0.03 (per 10,000 population), up from 0.02 last week, but lower than the baseline level of 0.25.

The new crown epidemic has encountered operational difficulties. Zhongda Hospital has applied for a five-year postponement of repayment, otherwise it will not be able to operate. The epidemic slows down and the demand for testing is low. The price of rapid test kits is high and the price is as low as one mosquito box in Sham Shui Po District. Chairman Liang Jiajie: Any reflection is beneficial to comprehensive customs clearance|Lu Chongmao: The first phase of customs clearance did not make the epidemic worse in Hong Kong Criticize the chief executive's statement that he does not support voting to express your opinion

Source: hk1

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