HK reports 499 COVID-19 cases

June 3, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 499 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 199 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 300 were identified via rapid antigen tests.


Among the new cases, 49 are imported while the rest are locally infected.


Since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic, 1,201,561 people have contracted the virus and 9,169 people passed away.


Of the newly reported cases, Shuffle bar in Lan Kwai Fong joins the bar clusters in Central, registering 14 more cases. All of them visited Shuffle during 11pm on May 28 to 2am on May 29.


Separately, the Government made a restriction-testing declaration to cover Block 4 of Charming Garden in Mongkok. People in the restricted area are required to undergo compulsory testing before the specified deadline.


Due to a number of positive cases, 41 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice.


The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection station at Lei Muk Shue Estate in Tsuen Wan tomorrow. The service period of the collection station at Chuk Yuen North Estate in Wong Tai Sin will be extended to June 5.


As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads at Kin Ming Estate in Sai Kung, the Housing Department 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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