Hong Kong government's Department of Health confirmed 88 new cases of influenza A/H1N1 in the past 24 hours up to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 1,640 in the city.
The new cases involve 43 males and 45 females, aged between 5 and 64 years, said the department. The newly confirmed cases included an outbreak of six people from a residential workshop for the physically and mentally disabled in Eastern District, including four workshop attendees, two residents and a staff member.
Among the confirmed cases, 19 patients are currently staying in public hospitals for treatment, including 13 in stable condition, three in serious and three in critical condition.
According to the Hospital Authority, the eight designated Flu Clinics on Wednesday provide treatment to a total of 578 patients.