Covid-19 cases top 800, imported ones surpass 100 for first time in Hong Kong

Health officials confirm 814 infections, down slightly from 851 recorded on Saturday.

Hong Kong has reported more than 800 Covid-19 cases for a second straight day, while the number of imported infections entered the triple digits for the first time since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago.

A leading health official warned on Sunday the city should prepare for infections to climb even higher, noting the risk of community transmission had increased as people socialised more.

“There has been a rise in cases recently, and we do not rule out the possibility of further increases in the daily caseload,” said Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch at the Centre for Health Protection. “These cases are not concentrated in one particular area, there are cases across the city.”