Hong Kong logs 6,575 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

Hong Kong logs 6,575 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths

Two women sit on a bench overlooking Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on September 29, 2022, on September 29, 2022. The Centre for Health Protection CHP of the Department of Health said that Eleven more COVID 19 patients passed away, taking the city's death tally since the start of the pandemic to 10,773, taking the city s death tally since the start of the epidemic to 10,773.

The new cases consisted of 9,359 local infections and 637 imported cases.

387 were identified at Hong Kong International Airport among imported cases, 192 during days 1 to 3 and the remaining 58 from days 4 to day 7.

As of Friday, the Public Health Laboratory Services Branch PHLSB had identified 224 cases of sub-lineage XBB, six of XBD, eight of BA. There were 2, seven of a BA. 4.6, 13 of BF. There were 1.1 imported cases.

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There were 104 cases of sub-lineage XBB, 18 of XBD, one of BA. Four of the BF were BF. There were 1.1 detected among the local infections.

Some of the specimens received by the PHLSB for verification of local cases were about 72.4 percent of them seven-day moving averages related to the BA. 5 including suspected cases of Omicron subvariant.

A spokesman for the Government Logistics Department said that Carlson Chan, Director of Government Logistics, was positive for COVID 19 through a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test.