HK reports over 1.5k virus cases
hk reports over 1.5k virus cases

HK reports over 1.5k virus cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 1,522 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 559 were directly identified through nucleic acid tests and 963 via rapid antigen tests which were verified.


Separately, 128 imported cases were reported.


The centre also received notifications of 172 positive cases from 155 schools, comprising 135 students and 37 staff.


Due to a number of positive cases, 56 specified places are included in a compulsory testing notice. It also includes three buildings where some sewage samples tested positive for the virus.


Meanwhile, the Government made a restriction-testing declaration to cover Yiu Kwai House of Yiu Tung Estate in Shau Kei Wan, requiring people in the restricted area to undergo compulsory testing before the specified deadline.


As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several housing estates in North District and Kwun Tong, 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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