25.9k COVID-19 cases reported

March 9, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 25,991 additional COVID-19 cases that had tested positive by nucleic acid tests, of which seven are imported and the rest are locally infected.


Another 32,766 positive results were reported to the centre via the Declaration System for individuals tested positive for COVID-19 using Rapid Antigen Test.


A total of 454,596 cases that tested positive by nucleic acid tests were recorded in the past 14 days, comprising 128 imported and 454,468 locally acquired cases.


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


They include Shek Ning House of Shek Lei (I) Estate in Kwai Chung, Oi Ming House and Oi Yung House of Yau Oi Estate and Block 1 – 3, Hoi Tak Gardens in Tuen Mun, Regent on the Hill in Diamond Hill and Tin Kuen House of Shun Tin Estate in Kwun Tong.


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


As there were positive sewage test results in several areas of Kwai Tsing, Kowloon City, Sha Tin as well as North and Southern districts, the Home Affairs Department will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to relevant residents as well as cleansing workers and property management staff working in such areas from tomorrow.


From tomorrow, the Government will set up additional mobile specimen collection stations at Kennedy Town Playground, Southorn Playground in Wan Chai, Tsz Wan Shan Community Hall, Yau Tong Road Playground, Cheung Fat Estate Community Centre in Tsing Yi, Mei Lam Sports Centre in Tai Wai and Tai Po Sports Centre.


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

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