32k COVID-19 cases reported

March 1, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 32,597 additional COVID-19 cases, of which five are imported and the rest are locally infected.


A total of 180,426 positive cases were recorded in the past 14 days, comprising 93 imported and 180,333 locally acquired cases.


Separately, the Government made restriction-testing declarations to cover six buildings where sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


They include Pok Man House of Pok Hong Estate in Sha Tin, Chun Hin House of Ching Chun Court in Tsing Yi, Heng Kin House of Tin Heng Estate in Tin Shui Wai, Kit Yat House of Yat Tung (II) Estate in Tung Chung, Tak Sui House of Tak Long Estate in Kowloon City and Shing Tai House of On Tai Estate in Kwun Tong.


People in the restricted areas must undergo compulsory testing before the specified deadline.


Additionally, the Hospital Authority announced that North Lantau Hospital will utilise the entire 160 beds to receive COVID-19 patients from March 2. Its accident and emergency department will maintain service.


Ambulances will only send patients with emergent medical need or patients isolated in North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, the community treatment facility at AsiaWorld-Expo and the community isolation facility at Penny's Bay who are required to attend the accident and emergency department to North Lantau Hospital.


Other patients currently hospitalised in North Lantau Hospital will gradually be transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital.


North Lantau Hospital has planned designated arrival and departure routes for COVID-19 patients to avoid overlapping with accident and emergency as well as specialist outpatient clinic patients.


For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.

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