fredag 18. mars 2022

Hong Kong Sets Global COVID Infection Record as Morgues Overflow

There were almost 900 confirmed COVID-19 infections per 100,000 residents of Hong Kong when case numbers peaked in the city earlier this month, according to an analysis of government data by the Hong Kong Free Press. The number of cases breaks the record of daily infections compared to residents that was previously held by New York City, which saw 500 cases per 100,000 residents this past January, The Guardian reported.

The stealth Omicron variant-driven surge has put the city's health care system under extreme pressure, threatening to overwhelm morgues and cutting down the supply of coffins, according to the Associated Press.