COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong

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COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Hong Kong.svg
  0.00%-0.05% confirmed infected
  0.05%-0.10% confirmed infected
  0.10%-0.15% confirmed infected
  0.15%-0.20% confirmed infected
  0.20%+ confirmed infected
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationHong Kong
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseWest Kowloon station, Kowloon
Arrival date23 January 2020 (2020-01-23) – present
(2 years and 1 day)
Confirmed cases11,950
Active cases90
Critical cases0
Recovered11,648
Deaths
212
Fatality rate1.8%
Government website
www.coronavirus.gov.hk

The COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was first confirmed to have spread to Hong Kong on 23 January 2020.[1]

Hong Kong was not affected badly during the first wave of the pandemic, many believe it is because people normally wear face masks in Hong Kong.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cheung, Elizabeth (22 January 2020). "China coronavirus: death toll almost doubles in one day as Hong Kong reports its first two cases". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 22 March 2020.
  2. "To mask or not to mask: WHO makes U-turn while US, Singapore abandon pandemic advice and tell citizens to start wearing masks". South China Morning Post. 4 April 2020. Archived from the original on 18 May 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2020.