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Coronavirus: community outbreak in Hong Kong

Hong Kong recently saw a spike in new Covid-19 cases, with most of them coming from outside the special administrative region

BY SCMP GRAPHICS UPDATED April 9, 2020

Confirmed cases in Hong Kong

Cases by day

Hong Kong’s first cases of coronavirus were both confirmed on January 23, 2020. The first victim had travelled to the city from Wuhan by high-speed rail while the second arrived from Wuhan by air. The first death shook the city on February 4, as the virus began to spread more rapidly.

By age and gender

So far it appears that the elderly and those with underlying health issues are at the greatest risk but it should be noted that it is down to individual differences in the body’s response to the infection as to who will succumb to the virus and who will shrug it off.

How the cases spread

Imported cases continue to fuel the city’s infections. Medical experts warned the influx of arrivals from overseas had raised the risk of a resurging outbreak to its highest level yet

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