Local infection cases stand at 1.1k

June 19, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 1,161 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 416 were directly identified through nucleic acid tests and 745 via rapid antigen tests that were verified.


Separately, 115 imported cases were reported.


The centre added that two more patients passed away, bringing the total number of deaths in the fifth wave of the epidemic to 9,182.


Meanwhile, due to a number of positive cases, 29 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice.


The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection station at Tin Ma Court in Wong Tai Sin tomorrow, while the station at the open area next to Discovery Bay Fire Station will extend its services to June 21.


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


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

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