HK sees over 14k COVID-19 cases

March 22, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 14,152 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 4,296 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 9,856 were identified via rapid antigen tests.


At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre's Principal Medical & Health Officer Dr Albert Au noted that 1,063,279 cases have been identified and 6,151 patients have passed away since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic.


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


They include Lai Chak House of Chak On Estate in Sham Shui Po, Tan Fung House of Choi Hung Estate in Wong Tai Sin, Pak Shue House of Lei Muk Shue (II) Estate in Tsuen Wan and Tsui Mei House of Tsui Ping (North) Estate in Kwun Tong.


Due to a number of positive cases, 10 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice.


The Government will set up additional mobile specimen collection stations at the basketball court outside Yue Chun House of Yue Wan Estate in Chai Wan and Sha Tin Wai Playground tomorrow.


As positive sewage test results were found in several housing estates and buildings in Sha Tin, Tuen Mun, Wong Tai Sin, Kwun Tong and Tai Po, the district offices will distribute COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to relevant residents as well as cleaning workers and property management staff working in such areas from tomorrow.


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

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