Hong Kong authorities warn that a fourth wave of coronavirus could be arriving in the city after the 12 new infections detected in the last 24 hours and other 20 awaiting confirmation. The figure of recovered rises slightly with respect to the previous day until 5,198, while that of deceased It remains in 108. The former British colony has already registered 5,466 accumulated cases in the middle of his third wave, which has been rated by health experts as the “worst” since the start of the pandemic.
Hong Kong started with its first wave of infections to late January, even before the pandemic broke out globally, while the second lasted until June. A month later the third And while the cases fell in September, in recent weeks there are signs that the positives are on the rise.
Two weeks after the authorities relaxed the confinement measures and decreed the opening of leisure places, like gyms, cinemas, or theaters, the situation has worsened “severely” and infectious disease advisers working with the government have advanced that the city could be on the verge of a fourth wave of infections, according to the South China Morning Post.
China adds 15 imported cases
For its part, China has reported 17 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, all of them imported. The number of imported infections has risen to 3,752 in the country, while the total number of positives at the national level is 86,398. Of these last 17 infections, six have been registered in the province of Fujian, four in Shanghai, Three in Shaanxi, and two more in Canton. Beijing and the province of Sichuan they have added one more case, respectively.
This Friday the health authorities have not confirmed any passed away, so the number of fatalities from the disease remains at 4,634. On the other hand, Health has reported that 20 people have been discharged in the last day, although 311 patients continue to be admitted, only one of them in serious condition. The number of recovered is 81,453.
Finally, 1,116 people who had had direct contact with infected people have concluded their stay in medical facilities in the last 24 hours, although there are still 12,412 under observation.