6.9k virus cases identified

March 30, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 6,981 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 2,994 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 3,987 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.


A total of 1,138,138 people have contracted the virus since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic and 7,493 patients passed away.


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


They include Sun Kit House of Sun Chui Estate in Sha Tin, Shing Chuen House of Tin Shing Court in Tin Shui Wai and Tsui Heng House of Tsui Ping (South) Estate in Kwun Tong. 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 additional mobile specimen collection stations at Sau Ming Road Park in Kwun Tong and Amphitheatre of Hing Man Estate in Chai Wan tomorrow.


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

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