1.7k local virus cases reported

June 26, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 1,799 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 642 were directly identified through nucleic acid tests and 1,157 via rapid antigen tests which were verified.


Separately, 118 imported cases were reported.


In view of four positive cases found at class 3C in FDBWA Szeto Ho Secondary School, 35 pupils in the class had to suspend themselves from in-person classes for a week.


Meanwhile, three students and a warden at a female dormitory at St Stephen’s College tested positive for the virus and nine people living on the same floor had to undergo quarantine.


The cluster from a restaurant at Chelsea Heights in Tuen Mun registered two more infections, bringing the number of COVID-19 cases in the cluster to 42.


Due to a number of positive cases, 24 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. It also includes two buildings in Aberdeen and Diamond Hill where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


People subject to compulsory testing may visit the mobile specimen collection stations or community testing centres to undergo testing.


Meanwhile, the Government made a restriction-testing declaration to cover Kong Cheong Court, Aberdeen Centre requiring people in the restricted area 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 Southern and Eastern 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.


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

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