3,172 new local and 111  imported COVID-19 cases reported today: Centre for Health Protection (CHP)

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2022 Jan 07 Hong Kong.The fifth wave of infection outbreak in Hong Kong, omicron Covid-19. Outside the Wong Tai Sin Testing Center, citizens line up for testing.

As of Jan. 29, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced the latest epidemic report of COVID-19 with at total of 3,282  cases.

The CHP investigated 3, 172 additional locally acquired cases that tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, comprising 449 cases that tested positive by nucleic acid tests (171 confirmed cases, 88 asymptomatic cases and 190 cases with pending status) and 2 723 cases that tested positive by rapid antigen tests (RATs) in the past 24 hours.

As for imported cases, 111 additional COVID-19 cases, including seven cases that tested positive by nucleic acid tests (two confirmed cases and five asymptomatic cases) and 104 cases that tested positive by RATs.So far.

Hong Kong has recorded 1, 215, 195 cases that tested positive by nucleic acid tests and 1, 657, 628 cases that tested positive by RATs for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

More details can be found at the “COVID-19 Thematic Website” (www.coronavirus.gov.hk).

Furthermore, as ofJanuary 29, a total of 13 120 death cases that had tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus during the fifth wave (since December 31, 2021) were recorded, with 12 986 and 127 deaths reported from the Hospital Authority and public mortuaries respectively as well as seven deaths reported from private hospitals. Hong Kong has so far recorded a total of 13 333 death cases that tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.A total of 13,313 death cases were recorded by the Hong Kong Government that tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

A spokesperson of the CHP said COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing serious complications and death after infection. 

Senior citizens, chronic patients, children and other immunocompromised persons who face a higher chance of death after COVID-19 infection, should get vaccinated as early as possible. 

For more information, the public can call various hotlines to make enquiries (www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html#hotline).