Viral Influenza epidemic is coming to a tail end in Hong Kong but waiting time still exceeds 8 hours at some hospitale

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10th April 2019 – (Hong Kong) Viral flu is still endemic in the city even though winter is almost over. Hospital authority announced new figures yesterday that total number of patients seeking emergency treatment reached 6,369. At 9.45am today, waiting time at the Emergency Department of Prince of Wales Hospital and Kwong Wah Hospital reached over 8 hours.

515 patients sought treatment at Queen Elizabeth hospital yesterday while occupancy rate of hospital beds at most hospitals is still over capacity at 111%.