HK logs 3,667 COVID-19 cases today, 6 more deaths reported

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27th September 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced today the latest epidemic situation of COVID-19. As of 12am today, the CHP was investigating 3,474 additional locally acquired cases that tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, comprising 937 cases that tested positive by nucleic acid tests (411 confirmed cases, 427 asymptomatic cases and 99 cases with pending status) and 2,537 cases that tested positive by rapid antigen tests (RATs) in the past 24 hours.

Separately, 193 additional imported cases were reported, including 173 cases that tested positive by nucleic acid tests (18 confirmed cases, 120 asymptomatic cases and 35 cases with pending status) and 20 cases that tested positive by RATs.

Hong Kong has recorded a total of 946,753 and 806,448 cases that have tested positive by nucleic acid tests and RATs respectively for the COVID-19 virus so far.

 Among the specimens received by the DH’s Public Health Laboratory Services Branch during 18th to 24th September for verification testing of local cases, about 3.5 per cent and 86.3 per cent of them (seven-day moving average) are related to the sub-lineages BA.2.12.1 and BA.4/BA.5 (including suspected cases) of the Omicron mutant strain respectively.

  In addition, as of 0.00am, 27th September, a total of 9,921 death cases that had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus during the fifth wave (since 31st December, 2021) were recorded, with 9,837 and 81 deaths reported from the Hospital Authority and public mortuaries respectively as well as three deaths reported from the Chinese University of Hong Kong Medical Centre. Hong Kong has so far recorded a total of 10,134 death cases that tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. 6 more new patients passed away today.

     Furthermore, among the earlier cases by nucleic acid tests reported, there were cases (including pending cases) changed to confirmed, asymptomatic or re-positive cases. As at yesterday (September 26), the total number of confirmed cases was 412 687, while the figures for asymptomatic cases, re-positive cases and pending/unknown cases recorded since January 1 were 291 048, 31 and 241 877 respectively.

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