An estimated 92 per cent of Beijing’s population of 22 million will have been infected with the coronavirus by January 31, according to HKU researchers. Photo: AFP
An estimated 92 per cent of Beijing’s population of 22 million will have been infected with the coronavirus by January 31, according to HKU researchers. Photo: AFP

Over 90 per cent of people in Beijing will have had Covid by the end of January, HKU study estimates

  • Reproduction rate of Omicron variant BF.7 found to have jumped to 3.44 in November – meaning one person with the virus could infect 3.44 others
  • Researchers say surveillance programmes are needed to monitor spread of the coronavirus and more work should be done to track its transmissibility

An estimated 92 per cent of Beijing’s population of 22 million will have been infected with the coronavirus by January 31, according to HKU researchers. Photo: AFP
An estimated 92 per cent of Beijing’s population of 22 million will have been infected with the coronavirus by January 31, according to HKU researchers. Photo: AFP
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