Hong Kong Finds Over 7,000 Local COVID-19 Cases on Sept. 12

Hong Kong Logs More Than 7,000 Local COVID-19 Cases on Sept. 12

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) is investigating 7,772 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 5,896 were identified via rapid antigen tests and 1,876 through nucleic acid tests, according to a government-run news portal on Sept. 12.

Eleven cases were logged by 10 residential care homes for the elderly or disabled.

Separately, 166 non-local imported cases were found, and 11 more patients passed away.  

The CHP advised four schools with reported infection cases to temporarily suspend face-to-face teaching for specific classes for a week.

Due to the growing number of positive COVID-19 cases, 46 places are included in a compulsory testing notice. The notice covers 28 premises in Kwun Tong, Tai Po, Sha Tin, and Ma On Shan where sewage samples tested positive for the virus.

The government plans to reopen mobile specimen collection stations today at Hong Keung Court in Lok Fu, On Yam Estate in Kwai Chung, and Hung Fuk Estate in Hung Shiu. The collection station at Chuk Yuen North Estate in Wong Tai Sin will extend its services until Wednesday.

Positive sewage test results were found with relatively high viral loads in Sha Tin, Sham Shui Po, Tai Po, and Central and Western districts. To combat this, the respective district offices will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to residents and assign property management staff and cleaners to reduce the spread of the virus in those areas.

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