23k coronavirus cases found

January 1, 2023

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 23,035 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 3,554 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 19,481 via rapid antigen tests.


Separately, 326 imported cases were detected.


Eighteen residential care homes for the elderly and six for disabled people logged 41 cases involving their residents as well as five infections among staff.


In addition to reporting that 62 patients passed away in public hospitals due to the coronavirus, the Hospital Authority registered 34 more critical patients, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 207.


For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.

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