266 virus cases recorded

May 8, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 266 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 112 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 154 were identified via rapid antigen tests.


Among the new cases, 25 are imported while the rest are locally infected.


A total of 1,193,954 people have contracted the virus since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic, involving 9,133 deaths.


Four more patrons who had their meals at Peony Golden Court, a restaurant in Yuen Long, on the morning of May 1 tested positive for the virus.


Currently there are eight cases relating to the eatery, the centre added.


Meanwhile, the Government made a restriction-testing declaration to cover Kwai Shun House of Kwai Fong Estate in Kwai Chung, 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 mobile specimen collection station at Cheung Hong Estate in Tsing Yi will reopen tomorrow, while the one at Fu Shan Estate in Diamond Hill will extend its services to May 10.


As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several housing estates in Sai Kung and Kwai Tsing District, 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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