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CHP reports more than 5k cases, signals end to daily Covid briefings

24 September 2022

By The SUN


CHP's Dr Chuang led most of the daily press briefings on the pandemic

After two and a half years of giving daily press briefings on the coronavirus spread in Hong Kong, health officials signed off today, as they reported 5,190 new infections.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection, who had mostly steered the press conference held every 4:30pm every day, including Sundays and public holidays, announced that they would be issuing press releases on new infection figures starting tomorrow.

However, she said officials would still meet the press if necessary.


She also said it was not likely that Hong Kong could go back to having zero infections, when asked for a reaction to a government health adviser’s comment that Covid has become endemic.

“I think whether it’s become endemic depends on the situation worldwide because Hong Kong is an open place,” Chuang said.

“Right now we still have several thousand cases [a day], and it’d be rather unlikely for us to go back to zero... From what we can see now it seems we will have to co-exist with Covid for sometime," said Chuang.

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She declined to respond to a question on how they felt leading Hong Kong’s vigorous campaign to ward off the pandemic, saying it was inappropriate, but thanked the public for their patience and cooperation.

 “I hope everyone can keep up that way and work hard so that we can all resume our normal lives soon,” Chuang said.

She noted how people in Hong Kong had helped reduce the number of cases of Covid and other upper respiratory diseases like the flu through mask wearing and frequent hand-washing or using hand sanitizers.

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“I hope this is the last Covid-19 press conference and want to take this chance to wish everyone good health and happy lives.”

The daily press briefings were halted briefly just before the third wave of infections, but were resumed when the cases started shooting up again.

Hospital Authority’s Dr Gladys Kwan reported seven new deaths, involving six men and a woman aged 72 to 93. They pushed the death toll in the fifth wave to 9,893.


Kwan also explained that the HA had to add 153 Covid-related deaths after reviewing their data from the height of the fifth wave between February and April this year. The overall death toll in Hong Kong has now been pushed up to 10,106.

Kwan also said that 2,114 Covid patients are receiving treatment in hospitals, including 41 who are in critical condition and 34 with severe symptoms. Fourteen of those listed as critical are receiving intensive care.

Of the latest infection tally, 152 were cases that were imported from 33 different countries, of which the following had more than 10: United Kingdom, 25; Singapore, 13; and United States, 12.

Fifty-three of the cases were detected on arrival at HK airport, 55 on days 1 to 3 at quarantine hotels, and 38 between days 4 and 7.
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