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HK logs 3.3k COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 3,362 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 493 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,869 via rapid antigen tests.   Separately, 118 imported cases were detected.   Furthermore, seven residential care homes for the elderly and one for disabled people logged nine cases involving their residents.   The Hospital Authority reported that 33 patients passed away in public hospitals. According to a preliminary analysis, the cause of death for 13 patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 20 patients was unrelated.   It also registered six more critical cases, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 99.   As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Kowloon City districts, the respective district offices will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to relevant residents as well as cleaning

North Point operation ends

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise and enforcement operation for the North Point restricted area ended today with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration last night, requiring people living at Two Island Place, 55 Tanner Road to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. As at 2am today, about 710 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement operation, about 400 people’s test records were checked and no one was found to have not undergone mandatory testing.   Government staff also visited about 265 households in the restricted area, of which 30 did not answer the door. Follow-up measures will be taken.   According to the compulsory testing notice, people who stayed in the building for more than two hours from September 26 to 28 must undergo compulsory testing by September 30 even if they were not present in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.
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