HK logs 3k COVID-19 cases

July 19, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 3,019 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 1,217 were directly identified through nucleic acid tests and 1,802 via rapid antigen tests that were verified.


Separately, 237 imported cases were reported.


Three elderly care homes each recorded one positive case involving their residents.


There were also 498 virus cases reported by 385 schools. Eight schools were subsequently advised to suspend face-to-face lessons for specific classes for a week.


The centre added that four more patients passed away, bringing the total number of deaths in the fifth wave of the epidemic to 9,231.


This afternoon, the Government made a restriction-testing declaration to cover Tan Fung House of Choi Hung Estate in Wong Tai Sin, requiring people in the restricted area to undergo compulsory testing before the specified deadline.


Due to a number of positive cases, 74 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. It also covers six premises in Kwun Tong, Chai Wan and Tseung Kwan O where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


The Government will set up or reopen the mobile specimen collection stations at Chi Fu Fa Yuen in Pokfulam, Wang Tau Hom Estate in Lok Fu, Park Island in Ma Wan, Lei Muk Shue Estate in Tsuen Wan, Waterfront Playground on Peng Chau and Ngan Ho Court in Mui Wo tomorrow.


As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Central & Western, Islands, Kwun Tong and Yuen Long districts, the 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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