Hong Kong reports 7 new imported COVID-19 cases-Xinhua

Hong Kong reports 7 new imported COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua

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2021-11-06 17:35:37

HONG KONG, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) on Saturday reported seven new imported cases of COVID-19, taking the total tally to 12,367.

Five of the infections involved mutant strains among the patients aged between 11 months to 62 years.

A total of 47 cases have been reported in the past 14 days and all were imported, according to the CHP.

Hong Kong's vaccination drive is making steady progress. Since the launch of the government inoculation program in late February, around 4.64 million people, or 68.8 percent of the eligible population, have taken at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccines, while around 4.44 million have been fully vaccinated.

A booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccines will be available to eligible groups in Hong Kong. People with weak immunity and high risks of infection with the virus are able to receive their third doses starting from Nov. 11.

As of 8:00 p.m. Friday, the first day of online bookings for booster shots, about 24,500 people have signed up for a third dose, according to a spokesperson for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government. Enditem