228 virus cases reported

May 21, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 228 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 103 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 125 were identified via rapid antigen tests.


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


A total of 1,197,528 people have contracted the virus since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic, involving 9,157 deaths.


Separately, the Government made a restriction-testing declaration to cover Block 23A (Mei Ka Court) of South Horizons in Ap Lei Chau.


People in the restricted area are required to undergo compulsory testing before the specified deadline.


As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several housing estates in North and Tsuen Wan districts, the Housing Department and respective district offices will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to relevant residents as well as cleaning workers and property management staff working there.


Furthermore, due to a number of positive cases, 44 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice.


The Government will set up or reopen the mobile specimen collection stations at Hing Wah (II) Estate in Chai Wan, Wah Fu (II) Estate in Pok Fu Lam, Lok Fu Estate, Lei Muk Shue Estate in Tsuen Wan and On Yam Estate in Kwai Chung tomorrow, while the service period of the collection station at Richland Gardens in Kowloon Bay will be extended to May 23.


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

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