HONG KONG, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) on Sunday reported one new imported case of COVID-19, taking the total tally to 12,368.
The newly reported case involving a 56-year-old man was found to carry a mutant strain. A total of 48 cases have been reported in the past 14 days and all of them 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, more than 4.64 million people, or 68.9 percent of the eligible population, have taken at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, while around 4.44 million are fully vaccinated.
A booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to eligible groups in Hong Kong. People with weak immunity and high risks of infection with the coronavirus can receive their third dose from Nov. 11. Enditem