Age, source, and future risk of COVID-19 infections in two settings of Hong Kong and Singapore

Shuying Zhu, Jun Tao, Huizhi Gao, Daihai He

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OBJECTIVE: To explore and compare the age, source and future risk of COVID-19 infection in Hong Kong SAR China and Singapore as of March 5, 2020. RESULTS: We find significant difference in age patterns of confirmed cases in these 2 localities early in the pandemic. CONCLUSION: We highlight the potential importance of population age structure in confirmed cases, which should be considered in evaluation of the effectiveness of control effort in different localities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number336
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalBMC Research Notes
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2020


  • Age structure
  • COVID-19
  • Hong kong
  • Singapore

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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