Centre for Health Protection in Hong Kong announced today that there are 11 more new adult seasonal flu cases with 9 recent deaths. The total number of adults who have died of seasonal flu has since increased to 190. More than 80% of adult patients who died of seasonal flu are over 65 years old. The total number of child patients affected by the flu is maintained at 21. Only one of them has passed away.
The total number of patients seeking emergency treatment at public hospitals has reduced to 5,581 as at yesterday. Occupancy of hospital beds at most public hospitals averaged at 106% with United Christian Hospital reaching over capacity at 124%.