The reproductive rate of the coronavirus in Hong Kong has fallen below one for the first time in a month. Photo: AP
The reproductive rate of the coronavirus in Hong Kong has fallen below one for the first time in a month. Photo: AP

Coronavirus reproductive rate in Hong Kong falls below 1, signals possible outbreak wane, but officials say further monitoring needed

  • Estimated number of people infected by single patient stands at 0.98 as of September 7, marking first time rate has fallen below one since August 9
  • But Hong Kong records slight uptick in cases for third day, with 8,999 infections and 16 deaths logged on Friday, including four-year-old boy

The reproductive rate of the coronavirus in Hong Kong has fallen below one for the first time in a month. Photo: AP
The reproductive rate of the coronavirus in Hong Kong has fallen below one for the first time in a month. Photo: AP
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