3.9k local virus cases reported

July 25, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 3,906 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 1,449 were directly identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,457 via rapid antigen tests that were verified.


Separately, 224 imported cases were reported and the centre added that three more patients passed away.


There were also 1,112 virus cases reported by 649 schools. Eight schools were subsequently advised to suspend face-to-face lessons for specific classes for a week.


Due to a number of positive cases, 58 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice.


The notice also covers seven buildings in Tin Shui Wai and Chai Wan where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


People subject to compulsory testing may receive free testing at community testing centres or mobile specimen collection stations.


Meanwhile, the Government made a restriction-testing declaration to cover Ching Yi House of Tsz Ching Estate in Wong Tai Sin, 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 areas of Kwun Tong, Tai Po, Tsuen Wan, Yuen Long and Central & Western 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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