3.7k local virus cases identified

September 28, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 3,703 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 1,089 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,614 via rapid antigen tests.


Separately, 208 imported cases were detected.


Furthermore, one residential care home for the elderly and one for disabled people logged three virus cases involving their residents.


There were also 503 positive cases, involving 410 students and 93 staff, filed by 388 schools.


In addition to reporting that 14 more patients passed away in public hospitals due to the coronavirus disease, the Hospital Authority registered four more critical patients, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 37.


Due to a number of positive cases, 53 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. It also covers 12 specified premises in Ho Man Tin, Tseung Kwan O, Stanley, Tuen Mun and Ap Lei Chau 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 Wang Tau Hom Estate in Lok Fu tomorrow, and the service period of the mobile specimen collection station at Shek Yam East Estate in Kwai Chung will be extended to September 30.


Since there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Yau Tsim Mong, Kowloon City, Tuen Mun and Southern 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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