3.8k local COVID-19 cases logged

September 30, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 3,810 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 1,032 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,778 via rapid antigen tests.


Separately, 213 imported cases were detected.


Furthermore, three residential care homes for the elderly and four for disabled people logged eight virus cases involving their residents and staff.


There were also 405 positive cases, concerning 342 students and 63 staff, filed by 316 schools.


In addition to reporting that eight more patients passed away in public hospitals due to coronavirus, the Hospital Authority registered four more critical patients, bringing the number of patients in a critical condition to 38.


Due to a number of positive cases, 62 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. It also covers three specified premises in Ma On Shan and Sham Shui Po where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection stations at Wah Fu (I) Estate in Pok Fu Lam, Lei Muk Shue Estate in Tsuen Wan and Cheung Hong Estate in Tsing Yi tomorrow.


Since there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Islands, Kwun Tong, Sai Kung and Sha Tin districts, 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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