321 COVID-19 cases recorded

May 5, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 321 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 148 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 173 were identified via rapid antigen tests.


Among the new cases, 17 are imported while the rest are locally infected.


A total of 1,193,086 people have contracted the virus since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic, involving 9,120 deaths.


Meanwhile, the Government made a restriction-testing declaration to cover Lung Lok House of Lower Wong Tai Sin (II) Estate, requiring people in the restricted area to undergo compulsory testing before the specified deadline.


Due to a number of positive cases, 40 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. The Government set up a mobile specimen collection station at Hing Man Estate in Chai Wan today and will set up additional collection stations at Residence Bel-Air in Pok Fu Lam, Lei Muk Shue (II) Estate and Cheung Shan Estate in Tsuen Wan tomorrow.


As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several housing estates in Tuen Mun, Sai Kung and Sham Shui Po, 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 there.


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

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