HK logs 4,428 COVID-19 cases today, 4 staff members of Sha Tin Hospital test positive


5th 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 205 imported cases and 4,223 local COVID-19 cases today of which 1,422 cases were detected during nucleic acid testing while 2,801 cases were recorded via rapid antigen tests and subsequently verified. 

Total daily cases recorded today reached 4,428.

Among the 205 imported cases, 37 cases were found at the airport while 133 cases were found at designated quarantine hotels. 35 cases were identified after the completion of 7-day quarantine at designated hotels. 40 arrived from U.K., 18 cases arrived from the United States, 17 arrived from the Philippines, 18 arrived from India, etc.

3 residents tested positive for COVID-19 at 3 residential care homes for elderly.

321 new cases were reported in 255 schools since last Friday till this morning. They comprise 270 students and 51 teaching staff. Some schools need to suspend classes for one week.

In addition, Dr. Lau Ka-hin from the Hospital Authority said that 4 more deaths were reported today and they involved 1 man and 3 women patients aged 70 – 94 years old. So far, Hong Kong has recorded a total of 9,318 COVID-19 related deaths. 3 of them have not completed 3 vaccination doses.

Dr. Lau Ka-hin from the Hospital Authority said that around 1,492 patients were still being hospitalised. 6 new patients were in critical condition while no new patients were in serious condition. 28 of the existing patients are still in critical condition and 16 of them are in serious condition.

213 patients are still being hospitalised while 189 patients have been discharged. 1 new case was detected during admission screening. 1 patient/employee in the same ward have been listed as close contacts.

Meanwhile, 26,401 employees under Hospital Authority have tested positive for COVID-19. 25,861 of them have returned to work after recovering.

2 non-emergency ambulance staff and 2 other staff members of Sha Tin Hospital tested positive for COVID-19.