953k virus test bookings made

September 4, 2020

A total of about 953,000 people have made appointments to take part in the Universal Community Testing Programme so far.


On the fourth day of the programme, a total of about 186,000 people went to community testing centres across the city to have their specimens taken, bringing the number of people tested to around 656,000 in four days.


As at 8pm, 284,800 specimens collected under the programme had been tested.


Specimens that test positive for COVID-19 will be referred to the Department of Health’s Public Health Laboratory Services Branch for confirmatory tests.


Confirmed cases will be followed up and announced by the Centre for Health Protection.


So far there have been 166 cases of personal data being used by others for online booking under the programme.


After examination, 93 of the cases were found to involve suspected fraudulent use of others' personal data for booking and they have been referred to Police.

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