Super spreader events involving dance venues continue to contribute to the rise in cases in Hong Kong, says HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Image by Teetasse from Pixabay
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Hong Kong now on its fourth wave, with a 7-day average of 90 Covid cases per day

Hong Kong now has a total of 6,590 cases since the start of the pandemic in February.  
BENJAMIN CO, MD | Dec 03 2020

Disclosure: All data provided are from the Department of Health’s various information sites including their data drop. Where appropriate, other graphs, illustrations, tables and data are appropriately referenced. 


December 03, 2020 (updated)

There were 1,061 cases reported today. All cities/municipalities in the top five reported double digits with Davao City continuing to lead in the daily haul. 

Meanwhile, there were 10 deaths reported.

Yesterday’s data breakdown

THE PHILIPPINES

  • The National Capital Region has been consistently contributing one-fourth of the total cases in the country. 
  • Four other regions contributed triple digits to yesterday’s haul: CALABARZON, Davao Region, Central Luzon, and Western Visayas.
  • Outside of NCR, Davao del Sur was the top contributor among the provinces yesterday. 
  • Only two provinces in the CALABARZON were in the top ten provinces list yesterday – Laguna and Rizal.
  • Ten (10) cities from Mega Manila were among the top twenty cities/municipalities with most cases.
  • Davao City reclaimed the top spot among cities/municipalities with most cases. 
  • On a city/municipality level, for the first time, NONE came from CALABARZON. 
  • Pampanga had three cities in the top twenty – San Fernando, Angeles and Mabalacat.

THE WORLD

More than 600,000 cases overnight push the total number of coronavirus cases close to 65,000,000 as the world now grapples with the pandemic that began a year ago.

The United States continues to lead globally in both new cases and new deaths, surpassing the 200,000 mark for new daily cases and marking a new record high for deaths with close to 3,000 new deaths. 

There are now THIRTEEN countries with more than 1 Million cases each with the entry of Poland yesterday.

  • Global case fatality rate did not change and stays at 2.312 percent with more than 10,000 deaths overnight.
  • Six European nations were among the top ten contributors to the pool of new cases yesterday – Turkey, Italy, Germany, UK, France and Poland.

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Hong Kong

According to the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong, which has a population of a little more than 7.5 million, is now experiencing its fourth wave.

Based on actual data, however, it seems more likely that a third wave is occurring. 

Whichever it is, according to HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam, super spreader events involving dance venues continue to contribute to the rise in cases. Entertainment, leisure venues, game centers and theme parks, karaoke lounges, mahjong parlors and swimming pools are now closed. Gyms, parlors and restaurants will remain open but with additional restrictions. These new rules will be enforced for two weeks. This is the third time government employees are told to work from home since the beginning of the pandemic. Kindergarten, primary and secondary schools have remained closed until the coming year.