CHINA Hong Kong keeps tracing COVID-19 through sewage surveillance


Hong Kong keeps tracing COVID-19 through sewage surveillance

China Daily

10:55, July 03, 2022

Citizens wearing face masks line up for nucleic acid test at a testing site in South China's Hong Kong, April 14, 2022. (Photo: Xinhua)

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Saturday that it will distribute 290,000 COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits as part of a follow-up on the recent detection of the COVID-19 virus in sewage samples.

The test kits will be distributed to residents, cleaning workers and property management staff working in the areas with positive sewage testing results showing relatively high viral loads in order to help identify infected people.

The HKSAR government also urged RAT kit users to report any positive results for COVID-19 via the government's online platform.

On Saturday, Hong Kong registered 2,084 confirmed locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 and 143 imported cases, official data showed.

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