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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

No COVID-19 cases in restricted area

The Government announced that the compulsory testing exercise and enforcement operation for the Happy Valley restricted area finished today with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration last night, requiring people at Way Man Court, 50-52 Village Road to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. As at 11pm, around 130 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement action, about 20 people's test records were checked and all of them have undergone mandatory testing.   The Government also assigned staff to visit around 50 households, of which five did not answer the door. Follow-up measures will be taken.   According to the compulsory testing notice issued yesterday, people who had been at the premises for more than two hours from October 29 to November 19 must undergo compulsory testing by November 21 even if they were not in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.
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