The Centre for Health Protection in Hong Kong said that a total of 25,150 coronavirus cases and 280 deaths were recorded on Tuesday, as authorities struggle to contain a ballooning COVID-19 outbreak that has torn through hundreds of nursing homes and hit many of the city’s unvaccinated elderly.
On Sunday, authorities said residents should not worry about a looming mass testing program.
According to data publication, Our World in Data, Hong Kong has reported the most deaths globally per million people in the week to March 6.
Health officials recorded a total of 417,373 positive cases in the past 14 days, confirming 94 imported and 417,279 locally acquired cases.
Earlier, the government made restriction-testing declarations to cover six buildings in Kowloon City, Chai Wan, and Kwun Tong, where sewage samples tested positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory warning Americans to avoid travel to Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Thailand over high COVID-19 cases.
The CDC raised the three destinations to “Level Four: Very High.”
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