Over 2.1k COVID-19 cases found

June 30, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 2,196 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 823 were directly identified through nucleic acid tests and 1,373 via rapid antigen tests that were verified.


Separately, 162 imported cases were reported.


Two more patients passed away, bringing the total number of deaths in the fifth wave of the epidemic to 9,188.


The centre also received notifications of 192 positive cases from 148 schools, one of which was advised to suspend classes where a few students from the same class had contracted the virus.


Due to a number of positive cases, 61 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice.


It also covers five buildings in Aberdeen, Chai Wan, Sham Shui Po, Tai Po and Tuen Mun where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


The mobile specimen collection station at Lei Muk Shue Estate in Tsuen Wan will extend its services to July 2.


As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several public housing estates in Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong and Kwai Tsing districts, 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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