No new COVID-19 cases reported in Hong Kong today, 1,056 deep throat saliva samples collected from Luk Chuen House (Updated: 7.45pm)

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3rd June 2020 – (Hong Kong) Centre for Health Protection (CHP) has cancelled the daily media briefing this afternoon as there are no new COVID-19 cases today.

Total tally maintains at 1,094.

The CHP has been proactively conducting epidemiological investigations and carrying out preventive control measures about the cluster in Lek Yuen Estate, Sha Tin. As of 4pm today, 1,056 deep throat saliva samples had been collected from Luk Chuen House, Lek Yuen Estate, among which 25 samples need to be collected again owing to leakage and the remaining 1,031 samples have had testing for COVID-19 completed. Except for the four confirmed cases announced yesterday with positive results, other samples have tested negative.

 The CHP has been taking the initiative to contact those residents in Luk Chuen House who have not yet returned their deep throat saliva samples for follow-up. A spokesman for the CHP  said, “As of 5pm today, 66 units with relevant residents had not yet returned their samples. The CHP strongly appeals to and urges them to return their samples to the CHP as soon as possible for early testing. The CHP will arrange compulsory testing for those who do not return their samples.”

Meanwhile, as of 4pm today, the CHP had collected and tested 1,726 samples for Luen Yuet House, Kwai Luen Estate, with no positive results.

As at noon today, one COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 1067) was discharged from hospital in the past 24 hours. So far, a total of 1,039 patients with confirmed or probable infections have been discharged.

At present, there are 651 negative pressure rooms in public hospitals with 1,211 negative pressure beds activated. A total of 51 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised in 10 hospitals, among which two patients are in critical condition (case numbers: 595 and 1084), and the remaining 49 patients are in stable condition.

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