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Hong Kong Health Officials Warn City’s Outbreak Is Worsening

Pedestrians in the Causeway Bay shopping area, Hong Kong.

Pedestrians in the Causeway Bay shopping area, Hong Kong.

Photographer: Lam Yik/Bloomberg

The number of Covid-19 patients in Hong Kong’s hospitals doubled in recent weeks, leading health care officials to say they are concerned the epidemic situation is worsening. 

There are approximately 830 patients currently hospitalized in the Asian financial center, up from roughly 400 in June, said Gladys Kwan, chief manager at the Hospital Authority. The number of serious and critical patients has risen to about 30, up from a dozen or so, she said.