HK logs 4.3k COVID-19 cases

August 10, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 4,344 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, while the Hospital Authority reported that four staff at Hong Kong Children’s Hospital contracted the virus.


At a press briefing this afternoon, the authority's Chief Manager (Clinical Effectiveness & Technology Management) Dr Gladys Kwan said the four infected staff included one doctor, two nurses and a patient care assistant. As some of them had taken care of a COVID-19 patient last month, an investigation is being carried out to determine whether the cases are linked.


All staff and patients at the children's hospital have been arranged to undergo a nucleic acid test, with no additional cases identified so far, Dr Kwan added.


Regarding the city’s overall epidemic situation, the Centre for Health Protection announced that among the new local cases, 1,716 were directly identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,628 via verified rapid antigen tests. Four more patients passed away.


Separately, 249 imported cases were recorded.


It added that three residential care homes for the elderly and another two for disabled people identified six infection cases.


There were also 277 virus cases reported by 214 schools, involving 211 students and 66 staff. Four schools were advised to suspend face-to-face lessons for specific classes for one week.


Due to a number of positive cases, 50 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. It also covers five specified premises in Stanley, Cheung Sha Wan, Kwai Chung and Tin Shui Wai where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


The Government will set up mobile specimen collection stations at Wah Kwai Estate in Pok Fu Lam, Lung Tak Court in Stanley, Tin Ma Court in Wong Tai Sin and On Yam Estate in Kwai Chung tomorrow. The mobile stations at Wah Fu (II) Estate, Ap Lei Chau Estate, Bellagio in Sham Tseng and Lei Muk Shue Estate in Tsuen Wan will also resume service tomorrow.


As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas in Central & Western, Tai Po and Wong Tai Sin 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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