10 out of 23 adults die of severe influenza in the past week in Hong Kong


13th January 2020 – (Hong Kong) 10 out of a total of 23 adults who suffered from severe influenza passed away in the past week. 14 of them contracted Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 while 4 of them suffered from Influenza A virus subtype H3N2. The condition of the other 5 patients is still being determined. 9 out of the 10 patients who passed away were aged above 65 years old.

As at 12th January, the first case of viral influenza involving a patient below 18 years old was recorded.