Outbreaks in care homes for the elderly have pushed Covid-19-linked deaths beyond 45 in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang Outbreaks in care homes for the elderly have pushed Covid-19-linked deaths beyond 45 in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
Outbreaks in care homes for the elderly have pushed Covid-19-linked deaths beyond 45 in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang

‘More elderly people will die’: grim facts behind Hong Kong’s Covid-19 death surge

  • Worst not over yet, say experts who explain elderly are more susceptible to effects of infection and less responsive to treatment
  • Underlying health issues bring added risk of complications for older patients

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Outbreaks in care homes for the elderly have pushed Covid-19-linked deaths beyond 45 in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang Outbreaks in care homes for the elderly have pushed Covid-19-linked deaths beyond 45 in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
Outbreaks in care homes for the elderly have pushed Covid-19-linked deaths beyond 45 in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
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