On Sunday, Hong Kong reported 2,000 new suspected cases of COVID-19. Simultaneously, 1,340 new infections were confirmed. The city is thus entering a new phase in the current outbreak, with the infection rate picking up significantly. The city government now considers local lockdowns and orders mass testing. The increased number of cases is already triggering a rush to hospitals. Hong Kong’s government is encouraging younger patients with mild symptoms to stay at home. Sick patients in stable condition, meanwhile, are being transferred from major hospitals to the military hospital at the AsiaWorld Expo site.
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