HK sees 7.7k local COVID-19 cases

September 12, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 7,772 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 1,876 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 5,896 via rapid antigen tests.


Separately, 166 imported cases were found and 11 more patients passed away.


Additionally, 10 residential care homes for the elderly or disabled people logged 11 virus cases.


The centre also advised four schools that have registered infection cases to suspend face-to-face lessons for specific classes for one week.


Due to a number of positive cases, 46 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. It also covers 28 specified premises in Kwun Tong, Tai Po, Sha Tin and Ma On Shan where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection stations at Hong Keung Court in Lok Fu, On Yam Estate in Kwai Chung and Hung Fuk Estate in Hung Shui Kiu tomorrow, while the station at Chuk Yuen North Estate in Wong Tai Sin will extend its services until Wednesday.


Since there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas in Sha Tin, Sham Shui Po, Tai Po and Central & Western 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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