HK logs 4,045 COVID-19 cases today, 3 more deaths recorded


9th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection said at the daily 4.30pm media conference today that there were 262 imported cases and 3,783 local COVID-19 cases today of which 1,439 cases were detected during nucleic acid testing while 2,344 cases were recorded via rapid antigen tests and subsequently verified.  4,045 cases in total were recorded today.

Among the 262 imported cases, 140 cases were found at the airport while 94 cases were found at designated quarantine hotels. 28 cases were identified after the completion of 7-day quarantine at designated hotels. 38 arrived from U.K., 27 cases arrived from the United States, 35 arrived from India, 13 arrived from Singapore, 12 arrived from Thailand, 23 arrived from the Philippines, 15 arrived from France, etc.

5 residents and 2 employees tested positive for COVID-19 at 3 residential care homes for elderly and 3 residential care homes for the handicapped today.

401 cases tested positive at 280 schools today. A total of 330 students and 71 teachers have tested positive. Classes in 8 schools need to be suspended for a week after cases were detected.

In addition, Dr. Gladys Kwan from the Hospital Authority said that 3 more deaths were reported today and they involved 2 male patients and 1 female patient aged 87 – 93 years old. None of them had 3 vaccination shots. All of them had chronic illnesses. So far, Hong Kong has recorded a total of 9,337 COVID-19 related deaths.

173 patients are still being hospitalised while 146 patients have been discharged. 4 new cases were detected during admission screening. 9 patients/employees in the same ward have been listed as close contacts.

Meanwhile, 26,664 employees under Hospital Authority have tested positive for COVID-19. 26,112 of them have returned to work after recovering.

1 female nurse tested positive on 4th August at Castle Peak Hospital. 2 more patients tested positive today. A total of 3 patients and 1 female nurse have tested positive so far.