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Admissions In Hospital Increase, But No Severe, Critical Cases

In a COVID-19 update on Wednesday night, Dr Fong said there were 113 people were currently admitted in hospitals around the country with COVID-19.
07 Jan 2022 09:24
Admissions In Hospital Increase, But No Severe, Critical Cases
Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong.

The evidence is clear that we do need to keep up with measures to suppress transmission.

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong said this as the number of hospital admissions for COVID-19 have increased.

However, despite this, there are no severe or critical cases.

He said many people have been infected in a short span of time and this would likely put pressure on our health system.

In a COVID-19 update on Wednesday night, Dr Fong said there were 113 people were currently admitted in hospitals around the country with COVID-19.

Of the 113 admitted, 53 were from the Central Division, 21 from the Western Division, 39 from the Northern Division with no admissions recorded in the Eastern Division.

“Anyone admitted to the hospital is tested before admission, therefore, a significant number of people are admitted to the hospital for non-COVID health conditions, but incidentally, test positive due to the high amount of transmission in the community,” he said.

He added the evidence was that Omicron causes less severe disease than other variants.

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