431 COVID-19 cases identified

April 25, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 431 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 242 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 189 were identified via rapid antigen tests.


Among the new cases, 16 are imported while the rest are locally infected.


A total of 1,189,660 people have contracted the virus since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic, involving 9,054 deaths.


Meanwhile, the Government made restriction-testing declarations to cover Cypress House of Kwong Yuen Estate in Sha Tin and Block 13, Yuet Wu Villa in Tuen Mun, requiring people in the restricted area to undergo compulsory testing before the specified deadline.


Given that there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Kowloon City, Sham Shui Po and Sai Kung, the Housing Department and the respective district offices will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to relevant residents as well as cleaning workers and property management staff working in those areas.


Furthermore, due to a number of positive cases, 40 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice.


The Government will set up mobile specimen collection stations at Wang Tau Hom Estate in Wong Tai Sin and Cheung Wang Estate in Tsing Yi tomorrow.


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

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