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Hong Kong’s Covid Death Rate Now One of the World’s Highest

  • City reports 117 new Covid deaths on Tuesday as outbreak grows
  • Hong Kong’s oldest are the least vaccinated, most vulnerable
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Hong Kong’s Covid-19 fatality rate is now the highest in the developed world amid a wave of deaths among its under-vaccinated elderly population, ramping up pressure on officials to get the city’s worst outbreak since the pandemic began under control.

The financial hub averaged eight deaths per 1 million people in the 10 days through Monday, the most among advanced economies, according to Bloomberg calculations based on Johns Hopkins University data.