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Covid-19 cases down to 794, as flights from Amsterdam, Vancouver suspended

16 April 2022

By The SUN 

Drs Chuang Shuk-kwan and Larry Lee at the daily Covid briefing 

Health officials have confirmed 794 new Covid-19 cases, the second day in a row that the daily infection tally has fallen to below 1,000.

Among the new cases were 12 imported from overseas, including nine travellers who arrived yesterday and three who were already undergoing hotel quarantine.


Of the new arrivals, four came on flight KL819, three on CX865, one on flight 3S516 and one on TR980. As a result, flight KL819 from Amsterdam and CX865 from Vancouver were both suspended for a week in line with anti-pandemic restrictions.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection said of the day’s infections, 499 were confirmed through PCR tests and 345 were reported by people who self-tested using rapid antigen tests.


Chuang said the total tally from the fifth wave of the pandemic now stands at 1,184,447.

Dr Larry Lee of the Hospital Authority reported 41 deaths involving Covid patients, which pushed the fatality toll to 8,897.


Among these, 34 were recorded in public hospitals on Friday. Among them, 14 were residents of elderly homes, 13 had no vaccination record and 31 were aged above 65.

The three relatively younger patients were two men aged 55 and 57, and a 44-year-old woman who all suffered from chronic diseases.

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The older man had been at Ruttonjee hospital since since suffering a stroke on Feb 22. He tested positive on Apr 10 and died yesterday. He had two doses of a Covid vaccine.

The younger man had one vaccine dose and suffered from lung cancer. He was admitted to the emergency room of Princess Margaret Hospital on March 14 and tested positive for Covid on April 2.


As for the woman, she suffered from a heart condition and a kidney disease. She was admitted to the emergency room of Yan Chai Hospital on Mar 24 and tested positive for Covid the same day.

Lee also reported seven deaths between March 7 and Thursday that were not logged on time, involving two men and five women aged 81 to 91.


As of the latest bulletin, 8,280 patients are still confined at public hospitals and other treatment facilities.

Among them, five are in critical condition and are among 52 in intensive care while three are in serious condition.

A total of 802 patients have recovered and been discharged.

Dr Chuang repeated the call for children to get vaccinated ahead of the resumption of face-to-face classes after the Easter holidays.

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