Hong Kong reported another thousand confirmed cases of H1N1 on Wednesday, two weeks after it reported its first 1000 H1N1 confirmed cases on July 7.
The Hospital Authority (HA) said there were 127 newly confirmed cases of H1N1 in the past 24 hours as of 2:30pm Wednesday, bringing the total tally to 2,091 in Hong Kong.
Currently, a total of 35 confirmed cases are staying in public hospitals for treatment, 28 of whom are in stable condition, two in serious and five in critical condition.
The confirmed cases announced today included a female community nurse of Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital. She is under Tamiflu treatment and isolation at home, with stable condition.
The Designated Flu Clinics today (as at 5pm) provide treatment to a total of 610 patients.
Hong Kong detected its first case of H1N1 on May 1 as a 25-year-old Mexican tourist who arrived in Hong Kong via Shanghai was found H1N1 patient.
By July 7 the totally exceeded 1000, with 15 H1N1 patients in every 100,000 residents in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong reported the first death of H1N1 last Thursday and the government warned the residents of the summer peak flu season with active H1N1 virus and high risk to be affected.
The breakthrough of 2000 confirmed cases of H1N1 showed that at least 31 people have got H1N1 virus in every 100,000 residents in Hong Kong.
Experts from World Health Organization (WHO) had predicted that the pandemic may last for one or two year, with one third of the world's population infected.