HK logs over 4k COVID-19 cases

July 24, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 4,064 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 1,564 were directly identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,500 via rapid antigen tests that were verified.


Separately, 186 imported cases were reported.


One school had to suspend face-to-face lessons for a class for a week as three of its students tested positive for the virus.


The centre added that eight more patients passed away, bringing the total number of deaths in the fifth wave of the epidemic to 9,256.


Due to a number of positive cases, 58 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. It also covers seven specified premises in Sai Wan Ho and Chai Wan where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


Tomorrow, the Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection stations at Hing Wah (II) Estate in Chai Wan, Wang Tau Hom Estate in Lok Fu, Lei Muk Shue Estate in Tsuen Wan and Cheung Ching Estate in Tsing Yi.


As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Tuen Mun, Southern District 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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