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Hong Kong Virus Cases Surge Again as Record Outbreak Worsens

  • City announces 47 deaths; 51 patients in critical condition
  • Outbreak has thrown Hong Kong’s Covid strategy into disarray
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WATCH: Hong Kong is now dealing with a bigger Covid crisis than the outbreak in Wuhan that heralded the start of the pandemic, Amesh Adalja, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security senior scholar, explains how the city got here.Source: Quicktake by Bloomberg
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Hong Kong reported 21,979 virus cases on Friday as officials struggle to contain the city’s worst ever outbreak and residents prepare for mandatory mass testing next month that’s set to uncover even more infections.

That’s up from 17,269 on Thursday. The city also announced 10,010 confirmed cases.