237 virus cases identified

May 22, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 237 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 94 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 143 were identified via rapid antigen tests.


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


A total of 1,197,765 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 Yee Yip House of Tsing Yi Estate in Tsing Yi.


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 Tuen Mun, Sai Kung and Islands 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, 48 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice.


The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection stations at Residence Bel-Air in Pok Fu Lam and Cheung Hang Estate in Tsing Yi tomorrow, while the service period of the collection station at Richland Gardens in Kowloon Bay will be extended to May 24.


The Hospital Authority announced that the eight more designated clinics for COVID-19 confirmed cases will cease operation on May 23 and resume general out-patient clinic (GOPC) services on May 24.


Under this arrangement, Lady Trench GOPC which will resume night clinic services on the same day.


Seven designated clinics will continue to provide services and support for confirmed patients in the community.


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

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