HK sees 7.6k COVID-19 cases

March 28, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 7,685 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 3,227 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 4,458 were identified via rapid antigen tests.


Among the cases which tested positive by nucleic acid tests, five were imported and the rest were locally acquired.


There were 168 deaths newly reported by the Hospital Authority, the centre added.


Since the fifth wave of the epidemic, a total of 7,207 patients passed away, with the death rate standing at 0.6%.


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


They include Chung Shue House of Lei Muk Shue (II) Estate in Tsuen Wan, Kwong Yan House of Kwong Fuk Estate in Tai Po and Cheung Chi House of Cheung Wah Estate in Fanling. People in the restricted areas must undergo compulsory testing before the specified deadline.


Due to a number of positive cases, 20 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice.


The Government will set up an additional mobile specimen collection station at the open area outside Wing Shue House of Lei Muk Shue Estate tomorrow.


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

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