HK reports 8.9k local virus cases

September 11, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 8,904 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 2,236 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 6,668 via rapid antigen tests.


Separately, 129 imported cases were found and 11 more patients passed away.


The centre added that two elderly care homes detected one infection case each involving their residents.


It also advised three secondary schools to temporarily suspend face-to-face lessons for specific classes where a few students had contracted the virus recently.


Due to a number of positive cases, 50 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. It also covers 28 specified premises in Tai Po, Ma On Shan, Kwai Chung, Pok Fu Lam and Tung Chung where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection stations at Ap Lei Chau Estate in Southern District and Chuk Yuen North Estate in Wong Tai Sin tomorrow, while the station at Hing Man Estate in Chai Wan will extend its services to September 13.


Since there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several housing estates in Kowloon City, Sham Shui Po and Yuen Long, 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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