HK logs 3.4k local COVID-19 cases

September 27, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 3,474 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 937 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,537 via rapid antigen tests.


Separately, 193 imported cases were detected.


Furthermore, six residential care homes for the elderly logged 18 virus cases involving their residents.


There were also 699 positive cases, involving 599 students and 100 staff, filed by 418 schools.


In addition to reporting that six more patients passed away in public hospitals due to the coronavirus disease, the Hospital Authority registered eight more critical patients, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 43.


Due to a number of positive cases, 67 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. It also covers 13 specified premises in Stanley, Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O, Ho Man Tin and Tai Wai where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection stations at Ma Hang Estate in Stanley and Cheung Hang Estate in Tsing Yi tomorrow, and the service period of the collection stations at Hing Man Estate in Chai Wan and Wah Kwai Estate in Pok Fu Lam will be extended to September 29. The collection station at the hard-surfaced football pitch of Kwai Chung Sports Ground will be relocated to Hing Fong Road Playground's hard-surfaced football pitch starting from September 30.


Since there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas in Kwai Tsing, North and Sai Kung 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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