13k COVID-19 cases detected

March 24, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 13,074 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 5,732 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 7,342 were identified via rapid antigen tests.


At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre’s Principal Medical & Health Officer Dr Albert Au noted that 1,088,593 cases have been identified and 6,557 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 Kwai Shue House of Lei Muk Shue (II) Estate in Tsuen Wan, Cheong Chung House of Nam Cheong Estate in Sham Shui Po, Lei Chak House of Ap Lei Chau Estate in Aberdeen and Tsui Yue House of Tsui Ping (North) Estate in Kwun Tong.


As positive sewage test results were found in several housing estates and buildings in Tai Po, Yuen Long, Eastern District, North District and Sha Tin, 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.


Furthermore, 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 of Fu Cheong Estate in Sham Shui Po, the basketball court outside Hong Fung House and Hong Cheung House of Cheung Hong Estate in Tsing Yi, and Ngau Pei Sha Street Playground in Sha Tin tomorrow.


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

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