24th June 2022 – (Hong Kong) Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health announced at 4.30pm today that there were 139 imported cases and 1,721 local COVID-19 cases today. Total cases recorded today are 1,860.
In total, COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong have reached 1,221,535.
Among the 139 imported cases, 67 cases were found at Temporary sampling centre at the airport while 57 cases were found at designated quarantine hotels. 15 cases were identified after the completion of the quarantine at hotels.
Residents in 4 residential care homes need to be sent for quarantine due to new cases detected.
Meanwhile, 199 more new cases (164 students and 35 teaching staff) were recorded in 163 schools.
A total of 208 imported cases involving Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1 have been recorded in Hong Kong so far.
5 more local cases involving suspected Omicron sub-variant BA.4 and BA.5 were detected.
7 more customers including 3 close contacts linked to cluster outbreak in Victoria Harbour Restaurant at Shop 312 ,L3 ,Chelsea Heights, Shek Pai Tau Path, Tuen Mun have tested positive. So far, 33 customers (aged between 6 and 69) including 20 men and 13 women and 4 close contacts have tested positive. More than 200 customers who were present at the restaurant on 16th June need to undergo compulsory virus testing. 19 environmental samples obtained from the premises have tested negative.
A total of 9,185 patients have passed away since the beginning of fifth wave and no new deaths were reported by Health Authority yesterday.
Dr. Sara Ho from the Hospital Authority said that more than 552 patients were still being hospitalised. No new patients were reported in critical condition and 2 new patients were in serious condition.
A total of 61 patients have recovered and 54 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. 1 new case was detected during admission screening. 1 patient in the same ward was listed as close contact.
Meanwhile, 24,021 employees under Hospital Authority have tested positive for COVID-19. 23,821 of them have returned to work after recovering.