Hong Kong set another record for daily coronavirus infections as 1,514 cases were confirmed on Saturday, while top local officials met their mainland Chinese counterparts in Shenzhen to discuss how the central government could help the financial hub combat its rapidly escalating Covid-19 crisis.
More than 1,500 preliminary positive cases were also reported, along with three Covid-19 related deaths, including a four-year-old boy who died at Pok Oi Hospital on Friday.
The four-year-old boy died after he vomited and passed out at his home in Yuen Long soon after 3am on Friday. The hospital said he tested preliminary-positive for Covid-19 and the case would be passed to the Coroner’s Court.
The two other deaths involved an unvaccinated 98-year-old man with underlying illnesses and a vaccinated 75-year-old man, taking the overall total to 221.
Three patients remained in critical conditions, two of of whom were unvaccinated, while 16 were listed as in serious condition.
All but five of Saturday’s cases were locally transmitted, and the city’s total number of confirmed cases stands at 21,633.
📷: K. Y. Cheng/SCMP
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