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Nearly Half of Hong Kong’s Population Has Likely Caught Covid

  • Researchers say total infections will reach about 4.5 million
  • Death toll likely to be reach 5,100 by May 1, mostly seniors
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When Is the Pandemic Officially Over?

About half of Hong Kong’s 7.4 million people have already been infected with Covid-19, according to an estimate of the damage caused by the deadly omicron wave that’s overwhelmed the city.

Researchers at the University of Hong Kong determined that about 3.6 million Hong Kongers caught the disease through March 14. That’s up from an estimated 1.8 million infections they concluded had developed through March 7 based on disease modeling and an in-depth analysis of the ongoing outbreak.