COVID-19: Today’s Cases & Updates in Hong Kong (Real-Time)

Today’s Coronavirus Cases in Hong Kong

On Monday, Hong Kong had 13 new COVID-19 cases (vs. 13 cases on Sunday), bringing total cases to 11,595, for 207 deaths.

We keep you posted daily, with all the key facts you need.

Key updates

– 13 new cases (2 local + 11 imported).
- To date, 659,600 doses have been administered.
- Social distancing measures are maintained until April 14.
- Quarantine period for people from Australia, NZ & Singapore is now 14 days, plus self-monitoring for another 7 days, and testing on day 19.

Daily COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong (latest day first)

Monday: 13 cases (2 local).
Sunday: 13 cases (2 local).
Saturday: 5 cases (2 local).
Friday: 14 cases (2 local).
Thursday: 10 cases (2 local).
Wednesday: 8 cases (2 local).
Tuesday: 7 cases (3 local).



Latest global COVID-19 (updated every 10 min)

Total number of cases (worldwide): 137,132,277.
Number of deaths: 2,955,143.
Number of people who have recovered: 110,284,839.
Top 20 countries with the most cases (source Worldometers):

Last updated on 13 April, 2021 at 05:05am
1

USA

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Total cases
31,931,324
Cases last 24h
56,490
Total Deaths
575,841
Deaths last 24h
284
2

India

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Total cases
13,525,379
Cases last 24h
169,914
Total Deaths
170,209
Deaths last 24h
904
3

Brazil

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Total cases
13,482,543
Cases last 24h
37,537
Total Deaths
353,293
Deaths last 24h
1,824
4

France

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Total cases
5,058,680
Cases last 24h
34,895
Total Deaths
98,750
Deaths last 24h
176
5

Russia

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Total cases
4,641,390
Cases last 24h
8,702
Total Deaths
102,986
Deaths last 24h
337
6

UK

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Total cases
4,369,775
Cases last 24h
1,730
Total Deaths
127,087
Deaths last 24h
7
7

Turkey

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Total cases
3,849,011
Cases last 24h
50,678
Total Deaths
33,939
Deaths last 24h
237
8

Italy

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Total cases
3,769,805
Cases last 24h
15,737
Total Deaths
114,254
Deaths last 24h
331
9

Spain

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Total cases
3,362,810
Cases last 24h
9,107
Total Deaths
76,460
Deaths last 24h
66
10

Germany

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Total cases
3,009,541
Cases last 24h
16,738
Total Deaths
78,964
Deaths last 24h
106
11

Poland

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Total cases
2,574,634
Cases last 24h
21,706
Total Deaths
58,420
Deaths last 24h
244
12

Colombia

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Total cases
2,536,198
Cases last 24h
17,483
Total Deaths
65,889
Deaths last 24h
281
13

Argentina

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Total cases
2,532,562
Cases last 24h
15,262
Total Deaths
57,779
Deaths last 24h
132
14

Mexico

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Total cases
2,278,420
Cases last 24h
6,356
Total Deaths
209,212
Deaths last 24h
51
15

Iran

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Total cases
2,070,141
Cases last 24h
21,063
Total Deaths
64,490
Deaths last 24h
258
16

Ukraine

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Total cases
1,853,249
Cases last 24h
12,112
Total Deaths
37,014
Deaths last 24h
235
17

Peru

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Total cases
1,647,694
Cases last 24h
7,927
Total Deaths
54,903
Deaths last 24h
234
18

Czechia

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Total cases
1,580,208
Cases last 24h
2,201
Total Deaths
27,875
Deaths last 24h
77
19

Indonesia

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Total cases
1,566,995
Cases last 24h
4,127
Total Deaths
42,530
Deaths last 24h
87
20

South Africa

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Total cases
1,558,458
Cases last 24h
931
Total Deaths
53,322
Deaths last 24h
66
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News: Latest COVID-19 measures in Hong Kong

– Since April 1, public and private swimming pools have reopened: they must observe various infection control measures. Public beaches will be reopened in phases. While other social distancing measures will remain in place with bars, karaoke venues and mah-jong parlours closed; cinemas, performance venues and theme parks are allowed to accommodate up to 75% of their capacity.

– On March 26, the Education Bureau announced that two-thirds of pupils may resume face-to-face classes in all kindergartens, primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong after the Easter holiday, based on each school’s actual situation.

– On February 16, Health Secretary Sophia Chan confirmed that several social distancing measures will be eased from February 18: restaurants can again offer evening dine-in service until 10pm with four people allowed per table, and gyms, sports venues, theme parks, cinemas, beauty and massage parlours and game centres will reopen (after being closed for over 2 months). All must however comply with two new infection control measures: all staff will have to undergo virus testing every fortnight, and patrons will have to use the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app or provide their personal details with their records kept for 31 days. Restaurants failing to comply with these measures will have to shorten their dine-in hours to 6pm with only 2 people allowed per table for 3, 7 or 14 days depending on the situation of the premises. Note that the 2 person cap on public gatherings will be extended to March 3, along with the mask law. Bathhouses, party rooms, nightclubs, karaoke establishments, mahjong-tin kau premises and swimming pools will also remain closed.

– On January 19, Hong Kong authorities announced that (i) existing social distancing measures are extended to January 27, Government employees will continue to work from home until January 27 and that persons who have stayed in Brazil or Ireland are restricted from boarding flights for HK from January 23.

– On January 7, the Government announced that it will maintain the boarding restrictions for the UK and South Africa, and the 21-day compulsory quarantine arrangements for people arriving in Hong Kong from places outside China. Currently, any person who has stayed in the UK or South Africa for more than 2 hours on the day of boarding or during the 21 days before that day are not allowed to board for Hong Kong.

– On December 24, Hong Kong authorities announced that starting Friday December 25th, all overseas arrivals into HK have to quarantine in designated hotels for 21 days – up from the current 14 days. Only people arriving from China, Macau and Taiwan will continue to have home quarantine for 14 days.

– Hospitals have set up infection control and special visiting arrangements in non-acute hospitals.

– The airport remains shut to foreigners indefinitely.

– Closing of border points with China: only two land boundary control points will handle passengers: Shenzhen Bay and HK – Zhuhai – Macao Bridge. The Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau and Macao Ferry Terminal control points remain closed. Kai Tak Cruise Terminal operates as normal. This means that out of 14 boundary control points between HK and mainland China, 10 are closed and only 4 remain open.

Reminder: what is COVID-19?

A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. This large family of viruses causes several well-known mild to moderate respiratory illnesses such as the common cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Coronaviruses spread through coughing, sneezing, or touching an infected person.

While most coronaviruses are not dangerous and most people actually get a coronavirus infection at least once in their life, most likely as a young child, with mild symptoms. In some rarer instances, people have been infected by a more serious type of coronavirus, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Indeed, SARS was transmitted from civet cats to humans, and MERS from dromedary camels to humans, as reminded by the World Health Organization (WHO).

A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has NOT been previously identified in humans. The new coronavirus was first named “2019-nCoV”. On February 11, WHO renamed it COVID-19.

If you are looking for a doctor or hospital in Hong Kong, note that new guidelines are in place. Learn all about it here.

What are the symptoms?

For confirmed COVID-19 infections, reported illnesses have ranged from people with mild symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. As reported by CDC, symptoms can include:

– Fever
– Cough
– Difficulty breathing
– Pneumonia as shown on chest X-ray

People of older age and/or with existing health issues are deemed at higher risk of developing severe symptoms from the new coronavirus.

When to seek medical help?

You must wear a surgical mask and seek medical advice immediately if you:

– have any respiratory symptoms,
– have fever and especially
– if you have been travelling.

Even if you are unsure about whether you are sick and what it may be, you must see a doctor. In the current context and while we should avoid unnecessary anxiety, it’s best to be safe!

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