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Mar 30, 2022 08:52 PM
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Hong Kong Health Expert Downplays City’s Covid Fatality Rate

A Covid-19 patient is pulled into an ambulance in Hong Kong on March 10, 2022. Photo: VCG
A Covid-19 patient is pulled into an ambulance in Hong Kong on March 10, 2022. Photo: VCG

As Hong Kong’s worst ever Covid-19 outbreak continues to moderate, one local health expert has sought to downplay the city’s case fatality rate.

As of Tuesday, the latest outbreak has sickened 1.13 million people and killed 7,358, government data show. Based on the official figures, the city’s fatality rate for Covid — a measure of the death rate for confirmed cases — stood at about 0.65%.

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