Local COVID-19 cases stay at 1.7k

June 27, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 1,719 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 609 were directly identified through nucleic acid tests and 1,110 via rapid antigen tests which were verified.


Separately, 154 imported cases were reported.


The centre also received notifications of 464 positive cases from 335 schools, among which seven were advised to suspend the classes where a few teachers or students had contracted the virus.


Meanwhile, the Government made a restriction-testing declaration to cover Mau Chuen House of Shui Chuen O Estate in Sha Tin, requiring people in the restricted area to undergo compulsory testing before the specified deadline.


Due to a number of positive cases, 31 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. It also includes five buildings in Sha Tin, Sham Tseng, Tseung Kwan O and Aberdeen where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


The mobile specimen collection station at Hong Kong Garden in Tsuen Wan will extend its service to June 29.


As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several housing estates in Sha Tin and Kwun Tong, 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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