HK reports 4.5k COVID-19 cases

October 9, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 4,562 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 1,195 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 3,367 via rapid antigen tests.


Separately, 328 imported cases were detected.


Three residential care homes for the elderly and three for disabled people logged nine virus cases involving their residents.


Meanwhile, two classes were advised to suspend face-to-face lessons for seven days due to COVID-19 cases.


In addition to reporting that three more patients passed away in public hospitals due to the coronavirus, the Hospital Authority registered nine more critical patients, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 40.


In view of a number of positive cases, 32 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. It also covers another 11 places in Kowloon Bay, Tseung Kwan O, Sham Tseng, Yau Tong and Tsuen Wan where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


The Government will set up ad hoc mobile specimen collection stations at Wah Fu (II) Estate in Pok Fu Lam, Pai Min Kok Village, Phase 2 of Sea Crest Villa and Anglers' Bay in Sham Tseng tomorrow.


Since there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Tai Po and Eastern 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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