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Latest compulsory testing notice

The Government requires any person who had been present at 40 specified places during the specified period to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test.

The above compulsory testing requirement applies to those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course as well. Persons who have tested positive in the past three months (including positive cases tested either by nucleic acid tests recorded by the Department of Health (DH) or by rapid antigen tests that have been self-declared to the DH) do not need to undergo compulsory testing.

Details of the compulsory testing noticeLocations of Community Testing Centres and Community Testing Stations

The Government has set up a new regular community testing station at the basketball court next to Wang Lai House of Wang Tau Hom Estate in Lok Fu (near Lung Cheung Road and Tin Ma Court) for convenient testing by members of the public of Lok Fu and Kowloon Tong area. The service period of the ad-hoc mobile specimen collection station at On Yam Estate in Kwai Chung will be extended to December 10.

Ad-hoc mobile specimen collection stations in various districts providing services (as at December 9)Please refer to the press release for details

In order to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the Government has been collecting sewage samples for virus testing in all districts, and had detected positive results in some areas, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises within these areas.

Please refer to the press release for details

The Government announced that starting from December 9, persons infected with COVID-19 may be discharged from isolation on Day 5 at the earliest if they obtain negative rapid antigen test (RAT) results on both Day 4 and Day 5 of the isolation period. For close contacts of infected persons, they will be discharged from quarantine on Day 5 if negative results are obtained in all the daily RATs during the five-day quarantine period, and are not required to undergo further tests. Daily RAT requirement for inbound persons from Taiwan or overseas places is also adjusted to until Day 5 after arrival at Hong Kong.

Please refer to the press release for details

In view of the latest epidemic trend, the Government announced that the existing social distancing measures which are set to expire on December 14 will be maintained until December 28. Having balanced the public health risks and the need for social and economic activities, the Government considered that there is no room for relaxing the social distancing measures at this juncture and decided to maintain the existing social distancing measures for the next 14-day cycle.

Please refer to the press release for details

Latest situations of COVID-19 (Dec 9, Friday)

TOPLINE
- 14,373 new cases [3,653 cases by nucleic acid tests (652 imported + 3,001 locally acquired); 10,720 cases by rapid antigen tests (146 imported + 10,574 locally acquired)]
- As at Dec 8, 276, 798, 2,542 and 6,662 received their first, second, third and fourth dose of vaccine respectively; a cumulative total of 20,069,776 doses have been administered
- Starting from December 9, persons infected with COVID-19 may be discharged from isolation on Day 5 at the earliest if they obtain negative rapid antigen test results on both Day 4 and Day 5 of the isolation period
- Government maintains existing social distancing measures

CHP investigates locally acquired SARS-CoV-2 virus cases with 3,001 cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests and 10,574 cases by RATs as well as 798 imported cases

- new cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 3,653 (652 imported + 3,001 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 1,076,153
- new cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 10,720 (146 imported + 10,574 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 1,127,637
- deaths: 10,891 [during the fifth wave (since December 31, 2021): 10,678]

14-day rolling sitrep of new cases (most recent figure first, in bracket: “local cases / imported cases”)
- 14,373 ( 13,575 / 798 ); 11,981 ( 11,278 / 703 ); 9,952 ( 9,227 / 725 ); 9,508 ( 8,843 / 665 ); 9,487 ( 8,830 / 657 ); 10,111 ( 9,614 / 497 ); 9,996 ( 9,359 / 637 ); 10,137 ( 9,531 / 606 ); 8,810 ( 8,153 / 657 ); 7,547 ( 6,957 / 590 ); 7,793 ( 7,188 / 605 ); 8,033 ( 7,530 / 503 ); 8,874 ( 8,365 / 509 ); 8,878 ( 8,316 / 562 )

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 casesLatest situation of COVID-19 casesLatest epidemic situation of 5th wave at a glanceProvisional data analysis on COVID-19 reported death cases

Provisional analysis of the first 10,648 reported death cases in the 5th wave:
- Vaccination history
 - Received 4 doses (reached 14 days): 0.5%
 - Received 3 doses (reached 14 days): 6%
 - Received 2 doses (reached 14 days): 13%
 - Received 1 dose (reached 14 days): 14%
 - Unvaccinated: 66%
- Over 95% fatal cases were elderly aged 60 years or above; 50% were residential care home residents; 91% were with known chronic diseases
- Receiving 3 doses of any vaccines greatly reduces death risk especially in the older age group

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme statistics

- As at Dec 8:
* 276 persons received their first dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 6,902,737 persons have received their first vaccine dose, making up 94.5% of the population aged 3 or above
* 798 persons received their second dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 6,775,219 persons have received their second vaccine dose, making up 92.9% of the population aged 3 or above
* 2,542 persons received their third dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 5,752,673 persons have received their third vaccine dose, making up 82.7% of the population aged 12 or above
* 6,662 persons received their fourth dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 639,147 persons have received their fourth vaccine dose
- a total of 20,069,776 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered for members of the public

Government adjusts isolation, quarantine and testing arrangements

Starting from December 9, persons infected with COVID-19 may be discharged from isolation on Day 5 at the earliest if they obtain negative rapid antigen test (RAT) results on both Day 4 and Day 5 of the isolation period. For close contacts of infected persons, they will be discharged from quarantine on Day 5 if negative results are obtained in all the daily RATs during the five-day quarantine period, and are not required to undergo further tests. Daily RAT requirement for inbound persons from Taiwan or overseas places is also adjusted to until Day 5 after arrival at Hong Kong.

Latest inbound control arrangement for foreign domestic helpers

Starting from December 9, foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) coming to work in Hong Kong on or after December 2 are only required to undergo daily RATs until Day 5 after arrival. The testing requirement of undergoing nucleic acid test upon arrival and on Day 2 after arrival remains unchanged. In view of the conditions of individual families, the Commissioner for Labour has given in-principle approval for employers to choose to arrange FDHs to stay at licensed hotels or guesthouses during those five days. It is not necessary to make an application to the LD.

Government maintains existing social distancing measures

- The existing social distancing measures which are set to expire on December 14 will be maintained until December 28.
- Having balanced the aforementioned public health risks and the need for social and economic activities, the Government considered that there is no room for relaxing the social distancing measures at this juncture and decided to maintain the existing social distancing measures for the next 14-day cycle.

Government gazettes compulsory testing noticeGovernment follows up on positive results of sewage surveillance and appeals to residents to undergo virus testing

The Government announced the following vaccination arrangements:

(i) Starting from December 9, persons aged 18 or above may make appointments for receiving the BioNTech bivalent vaccine as the third dose (or the second dose for recovered persons); and
(ii) Starting from December 16, for persons aged 18 or above and who had received four doses (or recovered adults who had received the third dose and had received the last dose or recovered for more than six months), if they choose to receive an additional dose of vaccine for better protection, they may make appointments for receiving the fifth dose (or the fourth dose for recovered persons). Relevant persons may choose to receive the Sinovac, the BioNTech ancestral strain vaccine or the BioNTech bivalent vaccine.

At the same time, the Government has arranged for outreach medical teams to visit residential care homes for the elderly and persons with disabilities to administer the BioNTech bivalent vaccine for residents.

Please refer to the press release for details

Latest compulsory testing notice

The Government requires any person who had been present at 44 specified places during the specified period to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test.

The above compulsory testing requirement applies to those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course as well. Persons who have tested positive in the past three months (including positive cases tested either by nucleic acid tests recorded by the Department of Health (DH) or by rapid antigen tests that have been self-declared to the DH) do not need to undergo compulsory testing.

Details of the compulsory testing noticeLocations of Community Testing Centres and Community Testing Stations

The Government has set up a new regular CTS at the basketball court next to Wang Lai House of Wang Tau Hom Estate in Lok Fu (near Lung Cheung Road and Tin Ma Court) for convenient testing by members of the public of Lok Fu and Kowloon Tong area. The Government reopens the ad-hoc mobile specimen collection station at Ocean Pointe in Sham Tseng on December 8, and the service period of the ad-hoc mobile specimen collection station at On Yam Estate in Kwai Chung will be extended to December 9.

Ad-hoc mobile specimen collection stations in various districts providing services (as at December 8)Please refer to the press release for details

In order to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the Government has been collecting sewage samples for virus testing in all districts, and had detected positive results in some areas, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises within these areas.

Please refer to the press release for details

TOPLINE
- 11,981 new cases [3,837 cases by nucleic acid tests (640 imported + 3,197 locally acquired); 8,144 cases by rapid antigen tests (63 imported + 8,081 locally acquired)]
- As at Dec 7, 248, 645, 2,262 and 6,102 received their first, second, third and fourth dose of vaccine respectively; a cumulative total of 20,059,339 doses have been administered

CHP investigates locally acquired SARS-CoV-2 virus cases with 3,197 cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests and 8,081 cases by RATs as well as 703 imported cases

- new cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 3,837 (640 imported + 3,197 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 1,072,500
- new cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 8,144 (63 imported + 8,081 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 1,116,917
- deaths: 10,864 [during the fifth wave (since December 31, 2021): 10,651]

14-day rolling sitrep of new cases (most recent figure first, in bracket: “local cases / imported cases”)
- 11,981 ( 11,278 / 703 ); 9,952 ( 9,227 / 725 ); 9,508 ( 8,843 / 665 ); 9,487 ( 8,830 / 657 ); 10,111 ( 9,614 / 497 ); 9,996 ( 9,359 / 637 ); 10,137 ( 9,531 / 606 ); 8,810 ( 8,153 / 657 ); 7,547 ( 6,957 / 590 ); 7,793 ( 7,188 / 605 ); 8,033 ( 7,530 / 503 ); 8,874 ( 8,365 / 509 ); 8,878 ( 8,316 / 562 ); 9,219 ( 8,500 / 719 )

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 casesLatest situation of COVID-19 casesLatest epidemic situation of 5th wave at a glanceProvisional data analysis on COVID-19 reported death cases

Provisional analysis of the first 10,531 reported death cases in the 5th wave:
- Vaccination history
 - Received 4 doses (reached 14 days): 0.41%
 - Received 3 doses (reached 14 days): 5%
 - Received 2 doses (reached 14 days): 13%
 - Received 1 dose (reached 14 days): 15%
 - Unvaccinated: 67%
- Over 95% fatal cases were elderly aged 60 years or above; 51% were residential care home residents; 91% were with known chronic diseases
- Receiving 3 doses of any vaccines greatly reduces death risk especially in the older age group

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme statistics

- As at Dec 7:
* 248 persons received their first dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of
6,902,453 persons have received their first vaccine dose, making up 94.5% of the population aged 3 or above
* 645 persons received their second dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 6,774,405 persons have received their second vaccine dose, making up 92.9% of the population aged 3 or above
* 2,262 persons received their third dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 5,750,080 persons have received their third vaccine dose, making up 82.6% of the population aged 12 or above
* 6,102 persons received their fourth dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 632,401 persons have received their fourth vaccine dose
- a total of 20,059,339 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered for members of the public

Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation assesses serious adverse events relating to COVID-19 vaccination

So far, the Expert Committee had assessed these 120 death cases and concluded that 115 death cases had no causal relationship with vaccination, one case of which causal relationship with vaccination could not be established, preliminarily considered that three cases were not associated with vaccination, and one case pending further information for assessment. The Expert Committee considered there is no unusual pattern identified so far, and it will continue to closely monitor the situation and collect data for assessment.

Government announces arrangements to administer BioNTech bivalent vaccine and fifth dose in community and residential care homes for elderly and persons with disabilities

The Government announced the following vaccination arrangements on December 7:
(i) Starting from December 9, persons aged 18 or above may make appointments for receiving the BioNTech bivalent vaccine as the third dose (or the second dose for recovered persons); and
(ii) Starting from December 16, for persons aged 18 or above and who had received four doses (or recovered adults who had received the third dose and had received the last dose or recovered for more than six months), if they choose to receive an additional dose of vaccine for better protection, they may make appointments for receiving the fifth dose (or the fourth dose for recovered persons). Relevant persons may choose to receive the Sinovac, the BioNTech ancestral strain vaccine or the BioNTech bivalent vaccine.

Latest arrangements of COVID-19 vaccination venues

The new Yuen Long CVS, located at the open space outside the Yuen Long Leisure and Cultural Building, will replace the Community Vaccination Centre situated at the arena of the Yuen Long Sports Centre. The Yuen Long CVS will enhance the service and concurrently provide vaccination service with the Sinvoac vaccine (for persons aged 6 months or above), the BioNTech ancestral strain vaccine (for persons aged 12 or above), and the BioNTech bivalent vaccine (as a booster for eligible persons). Persons aged 60 or above can collect same-day tickets at the CVS for vaccination without prior booking. Meanwhile, the three CVCs located in the Yuen Long Sports Centre, the Kwun Chung Sports Centre and the Yuen Wo Road Sports Centre will operate until noon on December 15 and be closed afterwards.

Secretary for Health visits public hospitals

The Secretary for Health, Professor Lo Chung-mau, visited United Christian Hospital, Caritas Medical Centre and Prince of Wales Hospital on December 7 to get a better grasp of the contingency measures put in place by public hospitals in response to COVID-19 and the winter service surge. He also expressed his gratitude to the frontline healthcare staff for their efforts and contributions.

Government gazettes compulsory testing noticeGovernment follows up on positive results of sewage surveillance and appeals to residents to undergo virus testingCHP Facebook page: [Health advice for COVID-19 recovered persons]

According to the World Health Organization, we have yet to get evidence on the specific duration of infection-derived immunity against Omicron, but based on prior variants, immunity is expected to persist at least 90 days.

Latest compulsory testing notice

The Government requires any person who had been present at 59 specified places during the specified period to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test.

The above compulsory testing requirement applies to those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course as well. Persons who have tested positive in the past three months (including positive cases tested either by nucleic acid tests recorded by the Department of Health (DH) or by rapid antigen tests that have been self-declared to the DH) do not need to undergo compulsory testing.

Details of the compulsory testing noticeLocations of Community Testing Centres and Community Testing Stations

The Government has set up a new regular community testing station at the basketball court next to Wang Lai House of Wang Tau Hom Estate in Lok Fu (near Lung Cheung Road and Tin Ma Court) for convenient testing by members of the public of Lok Fu and Kowloon Tong area. The Government reopens the ad-hoc mobile specimen collection stations at Park Island in Ma Wan and On Yam Estate in Kwai Chung on December 7.

Ad-hoc mobile specimen collection stations in various districts providing services (as at December 7)Please refer to the press release for details

In order to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the Government has been collecting sewage samples for virus testing in all districts, and had detected positive results in some areas, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises within these areas.

Please refer to the press release for details

TOPLINE
- 9,952 new cases [3,007 cases by nucleic acid tests (650 imported + 2,357 locally acquired); 6,945 cases by rapid antigen tests (75 imported + 6,870 locally acquired)]
- As at Dec 6, 289, 667, 2,597 and 6,423 received their first, second, third and fourth dose of vaccine respectively; a cumulative total of 20,049,949 doses have been administered

CHP investigates locally acquired SARS-CoV-2 virus cases with 2,357 cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests and 6,870 cases by RATs as well as 725 imported cases

- new cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 3,007 (650 imported + 2,357 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 1,068,663
- new cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 6,945 (75 imported + 6,870 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 1,108,773
- deaths: 10,842 [during the fifth wave (since December 31, 2021): 10,629]

14-day rolling sitrep of new cases (most recent figure first, in bracket: “local cases / imported cases”)
- 9,952 ( 9,227 / 725 ); 9,508 ( 8,843 / 665 ); 9,487 ( 8,830 / 657 ); 10,111 ( 9,614 / 497 ); 9,996 ( 9,359 / 637 ); 10,137 ( 9,531 / 606 ); 8,810 ( 8,153 / 657 ); 7,547 ( 6,957 / 590 ); 7,793 ( 7,188 / 605 ); 8,033 ( 7,530 / 503 ); 8,874 ( 8,365 / 509 ); 8,878 ( 8,316 / 562 ); 9,219 ( 8,500 / 719 ); 7,985 ( 7,374 / 611 )

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 casesLatest situation of COVID-19 casesLatest epidemic situation of 5th wave at a glanceProvisional data analysis on COVID-19 reported death cases

Provisional analysis of the first 10,531 reported death cases in the 5th wave:
- Vaccination history
 - Received 4 doses (reached 14 days): 0.41%
 - Received 3 doses (reached 14 days): 5%
 - Received 2 doses (reached 14 days): 13%
 - Received 1 dose (reached 14 days): 15%
 - Unvaccinated: 67%
- Over 95% fatal cases were elderly aged 60 years or above; 51% were residential care home residents; 91% were with known chronic diseases
- Receiving 3 doses of any vaccines greatly reduces death risk especially in the older age group

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme statistics

- As at Dec 6:
* 289 persons received their first dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of
6,902,203 persons have received their first vaccine dose, making up 94.5% of the population aged 3 or above
* 667 persons received their second dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 6,773,740 persons have received their second vaccine dose, making up 92.9% of the population aged 3 or above
* 2,597 persons received their third dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 5,747,761 persons have received their third vaccine dose, making up 82.6% of the population aged 12 or above
* 6,423 persons received their fourth dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 626,245 persons have received their fourth vaccine dose
- a total of 20,049,949 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered for members of the public

Government gazettes compulsory testing noticeGovernment follows up on positive results of sewage surveillance and appeals to residents to undergo virus testing

Latest compulsory testing notice

The Government requires any person who had been present at 56 specified places during the specified period to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test.

The above compulsory testing requirement applies to those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course as well. Persons who have tested positive in the past three months (including positive cases tested either by nucleic acid tests recorded by the Department of Health (DH) or by rapid antigen tests that have been self-declared to the DH) do not need to undergo compulsory testing.

Details of the compulsory testing noticeLocations of Community Testing Centres and Community Testing Stations

The Government has set up a new regular CTS at the basketball court next to Wang Lai House of Wang Tau Hom Estate in Lok Fu (near Lung Cheung Road and Tin Ma Court) from December 5 for convenient testing by members of the public of Lok Fu and Kowloon Tong area. The Government reopens the ad-hoc mobile specimen collection stations at Wah Fu (I) Estate in Pok Fu Lam and Peng Chau Waterfront Playground on December 6, and the service period of the ad-hoc mobile specimen collection station at Hung Fuk Estate in Hung Shui Kiu will be extended to December 7.

Ad-hoc mobile specimen collection stations in various districts providing services (as at December 6)Please refer to the press release for details

In order to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the Government has been collecting sewage samples for virus testing in all districts, and had detected positive results in some areas, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises within these areas.

Please refer to the press release for details

Latest situations of COVID-19 (Dec 6, Tuesday)

TOPLINE
- 9,508 new cases [2,556 cases by nucleic acid tests (579 imported + 1,977 locally acquired); 6,952 cases by rapid antigen tests (86 imported + 6,866 locally acquired)]
- As at Dec 5, 282, 818, 3,049 and 8,025 received their first, second, third and fourth dose of vaccine respectively; a cumulative total of 20,039,793 doses have been administered

CHP investigates locally acquired SARS-CoV-2 virus cases with 1,977 cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests and 6,866 cases by RATs as well as 665 imported cases

- new cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 2,556 (579 imported + 1,977 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 1,065,656
- new cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 6,952 (86 imported + 6,866 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 1,101,828
- deaths: 10,826 [during the fifth wave (since December 31, 2021): 10,613]

14-day rolling sitrep of new cases (most recent figure first, in bracket: “local cases / imported cases”)
- 9,508 ( 8,843 / 665 ); 9,487 ( 8,830 / 657 ); 10,111 ( 9,614 / 497 ); 9,996 ( 9,359 / 637 ); 10,137 ( 9,531 / 606 ); 8,810 ( 8,153 / 657 ); 7,547 ( 6,957 / 590 ); 7,793 ( 7,188 / 605 ); 8,033 ( 7,530 / 503 ); 8,874 ( 8,365 / 509 ); 8,878 ( 8,316 / 562 ); 9,219 ( 8,500 / 719 ); 7,985 ( 7,374 / 611 ); 7,139 ( 6,505 / 634 )

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 casesLatest situation of COVID-19 casesLatest epidemic situation of 5th wave at a glanceProvisional data analysis on COVID-19 reported death cases

Provisional analysis of the first 10,531 reported death cases in the 5th wave:
- Vaccination history
 - Received 4 doses (reached 14 days): 0.41%
 - Received 3 doses (reached 14 days): 5%
 - Received 2 doses (reached 14 days): 13%
 - Received 1 dose (reached 14 days): 15%
 - Unvaccinated: 67%
- Over 95% fatal cases were elderly aged 60 years or above; 51% were residential care home residents; 91% were with known chronic diseases
- Receiving 3 doses of any vaccines greatly reduces death risk especially in the older age group

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme statistics

- As at Dec 5:
* 282 persons received their first dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of
6,901,906 persons have received their first vaccine dose, making up 94.5% of the population aged 3 or above
* 818 persons received their second dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 6,773,047 persons have received their second vaccine dose, making up 92.9% of the population aged 3 or above
* 3,049 persons received their third dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 5,745,084 persons have received their third vaccine dose, making up 82.6% of the population aged 12 or above
* 8,025 persons received their fourth dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 619,756 persons have received their fourth vaccine dose
- a total of 20,039,793 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered for members of the public

Government gazettes compulsory testing noticeGovernment follows up on positive results of sewage surveillance and appeals to residents to undergo virus testing

Latest compulsory testing notice

The Government requires any person who had been present at 51 specified places during the specified period to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test.

The above compulsory testing requirement applies to those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course as well. Persons who have tested positive in the past three months (including positive cases tested either by nucleic acid tests recorded by the Department of Health (DH) or by rapid antigen tests that have been self-declared to the DH) do not need to undergo compulsory testing.

Details of the compulsory testing noticeLocations of Community Testing Centres and Community Testing Stations

The Government reopens the ad-hoc mobile specimen collection stations at Ka Lung Court in Tin Wan, Park Island in Ma Wan, Bellagio in Sham Tseng and Hung Fuk Estate in Hung Shui Kiu on December 5, and sets up a new regular CTS at the basketball court next to Wang Lai House of Wang Tau Hom Estate in Lok Fu (near Lung Cheung Road and Tin Ma Court) from December 5 for convenient testing by members of the public of Lok Fu and Kowloon Tong area.

Ad-hoc mobile specimen collection stations in various districts providing services (as at December 5)Please refer to the press release for details

In order to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the Government has been collecting sewage samples for virus testing in all districts, and had detected positive results in some areas, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises within these areas.

Please refer to the press release for details

Latest situations of COVID-19 (Dec 5, Monday)

TOPLINE
- 9,487 new cases [2,560 cases by nucleic acid tests (544 imported + 2,016 locally acquired); 6,927 cases by rapid antigen tests (113 imported + 6,814 locally acquired)]
- As at Dec 4, 254, 717, 1,748 and 4,675 received their first, second, third and fourth dose of vaccine respectively; a cumulative total of 20,027,617 doses have been administered

CHP investigates locally acquired SARS-CoV-2 virus cases with 2,016 cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests and 6,814 cases by RATs as well as 657 imported cases

- new cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 2,560 (544 imported + 2,016 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 1,063,100
- new cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 6,927 (113 imported + 6,814 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 1,094,876
- deaths: 10,806 [during the fifth wave (since December 31, 2021): 10,593]

14-day rolling sitrep of new cases (most recent figure first, in bracket: “local cases / imported cases”)
- 9,487 ( 8,830 / 657 ); 10,111 ( 9,614 / 497 ); 9,996 ( 9,359 / 637 ); 10,137 ( 9,531 / 606 ); 8,810 ( 8,153 / 657 ); 7,547 ( 6,957 / 590 ); 7,793 ( 7,188 / 605 ); 8,033 ( 7,530 / 503 ); 8,874 ( 8,365 / 509 ); 8,878 ( 8,316 / 562 ); 9,219 ( 8,500 / 719 ); 7,985 ( 7,374 / 611 ); 7,139 ( 6,505 / 634 ); 7,286 ( 6,672 / 614 )

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 casesLatest situation of COVID-19 casesLatest epidemic situation of 5th wave at a glanceProvisional data analysis on COVID-19 reported death cases

Provisional analysis of the first 10,531 reported death cases in the 5th wave:
- Vaccination history
 - Received 4 doses (reached 14 days): 0.41%
 - Received 3 doses (reached 14 days): 5%
 - Received 2 doses (reached 14 days): 13%
 - Received 1 dose (reached 14 days): 15%
 - Unvaccinated: 67%
- Over 95% fatal cases were elderly aged 60 years or above; 51% were residential care home residents; 91% were with known chronic diseases
- Receiving 3 doses of any vaccines greatly reduces death risk especially in the older age group

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme statistics

- As at Dec 4:
* 254 persons received their first dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 6,901,624 persons have received their first vaccine dose, making up 94.5% of the population aged 3 or above
* 717 persons received their second dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 6,772,229 persons have received their second vaccine dose, making up 92.9% of the population aged 3 or above
* 1,748 persons received their third dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 5,742,034 persons have received their third vaccine dose, making up 82.5% of the population aged 12 or above
* 4,675 persons received their fourth dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 611,730 persons have received their fourth vaccine dose
- a total of 20,027,617 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered for members of the public

Government gazettes compulsory testing noticeGovernment follows up on positive results of sewage surveillance and appeals to residents to undergo virus testing

Latest compulsory testing notice

The Government requires any person who had been present at 35 specified places during the specified period to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test.

The above compulsory testing requirement applies to those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course as well. Persons who have tested positive in the past three months (including positive cases tested either by nucleic acid tests recorded by the Department of Health (DH) or by rapid antigen tests that have been self-declared to the DH) do not need to undergo compulsory testing.

Details of the compulsory testing noticeLocations of Community Testing Centres and Community Testing StationsPlease refer to the press release for details

In order to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the Government has been collecting sewage samples for virus testing in all districts, and had detected positive results in some areas, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises within these areas.

Please refer to the press release for details

Latest situations of COVID-19 (Dec 4, Sunday)

TOPLINE
- 10,111 new cases [2,325 cases by nucleic acid tests (408 imported + 1,917 locally acquired); 7,786 cases by rapid antigen tests (89 imported + 7,697 locally acquired)]
- As at Dec 3, 405, 1,480, 3,478 and 8,295 received their first, second, third and fourth dose of vaccine respectively; a cumulative total of 20,020,191 doses have been administered

CHP investigates locally acquired SARS-CoV-2 virus cases with 1 917 cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests and 7 697 cases by RATs as well as 497 imported cases

- new cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 2,325 (408 imported + 1,917 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 1,060,540
- new cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 7,786 (89 imported + 7,697 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 1,087,949
- deaths: 10,790 [during the fifth wave (since December 31, 2021): 10,577]

14-day rolling sitrep of new cases (most recent figure first, in bracket: “local cases / imported cases”)
- 10,111 ( 9,614 / 497 ); 9,996 ( 9,359 / 637 ); 10,137 ( 9,531 / 606 ); 8,810 ( 8,153 / 657 ); 7,547 ( 6,957 / 590 ); 7,793 ( 7,188 / 605 ); 8,033 ( 7,530 / 503 ); 8,874 ( 8,365 / 509 ); 8,878 ( 8,316 / 562 ); 9,219 ( 8,500 / 719 ); 7,985 ( 7,374 / 611 ); 7,139 ( 6,505 / 634 ); 7,286 ( 6,672 / 614 ); 7,736 ( 7,212 / 524 )

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 casesLatest situation of COVID-19 casesLatest epidemic situation of 5th wave at a glanceProvisional data analysis on COVID-19 reported death cases

Provisional analysis of the first 10,531 reported death cases in the 5th wave:
- Vaccination history
 - Received 4 doses (reached 14 days): 0.41%
 - Received 3 doses (reached 14 days): 5%
 - Received 2 doses (reached 14 days): 13%
 - Received 1 dose (reached 14 days): 15%
 - Unvaccinated: 67%
- Over 95% fatal cases were elderly aged 60 years or above; 51% were residential care home residents; 91% were with known chronic diseases
- Receiving 3 doses of any vaccines greatly reduces death risk especially in the older age group

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme statistics

- As at Dec 3:
* 405 persons received their first dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 6,901,370 persons have received their first vaccine dose, making up 94.5% of the population aged 3 or above
* 1,480 persons received their second dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 6,771,511 persons have received their second vaccine dose, making up 92.8% of the population aged 3 or above
* 3,478 persons received their third dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 5,740,276 persons have received their third vaccine dose, making up 82.5% of the population aged 12 or above
* 8,295 persons received their fourth dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 607,034 persons have received their fourth vaccine dose
- a total of 20,020,191 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered for members of the public

SCS urges parents to act fast and arrange COVID-19 vaccination for their children

The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mrs Ingrid Yeung, urged parents not to underestimate the effects and complications faced by young children without the protection conferred by the COVID-19 vaccine should they get infected during her attendance at "Children with jabs, parents with ease" parent-child activities. Parents should act fast in arranging COVID-19 vaccination for their children. For the sake of their health, the young and old should receive the required dosage of vaccine as early as possible for the best protection.

Government gazettes compulsory testing noticeGovernment follows up on positive results of sewage surveillance and appeals to residents to undergo virus testing

Latest compulsory testing notice

The Government requires any person who had been present at 48 specified places during the specified period to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test.

The above compulsory testing requirement applies to those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course as well. Persons who have tested positive in the past three months (including positive cases tested either by nucleic acid tests recorded by the Department of Health (DH) or by rapid antigen tests that have been self-declared to the DH) do not need to undergo compulsory testing.

Details of the compulsory testing noticeLocations of Community Testing Centres and Community Testing Stations

The Government reopens the ad-hoc mobile specimen collection station at Sea Crest Villa Phase 1 in Sham Tseng on December 3, and will set up a new regular community testing station at the basketball court next to Wang Lai House of Wang Tau Hom Estate in Lok Fu (near Lung Cheung Road and Tin Ma Court) from December 5 for convenient testing by members of the public of Lok Fu and Kowloon Tong area.

Ad-hoc mobile specimen collection stations in various districts providing services (as at December 3)Please refer to the press release for details

In order to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the Government has been collecting sewage samples for virus testing in all districts, and had detected positive results in some areas, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises within these areas.

Please refer to the press release for details

TOPLINE
- 9,996 new cases [2,485 cases by nucleic acid tests (546 imported + 1,939 locally acquired); 7,511 cases by rapid antigen tests (91 imported + 7,420 locally acquired)]
- As at Dec 2, 356, 1,310, 3,431 and 7,217 received their first, second, third and fourth dose of vaccine respectively; a cumulative total of 20,006,274 doses have been administered

CHP investigates locally acquired SARS-CoV-2 virus cases with 1 939 cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests and 7 420 cases by RATs as well as 637 imported cases

- new cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 2,485 (546 imported + 1,939 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by nucleic acid tests: 1,058,215
- new cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 7,511 (91 imported + 7,420 locally acquired)
- total cases tested positive by rapid antigen tests: 1,080,163
- deaths: 10,773 [during the fifth wave (since December 31, 2021): 10,560]

14-day rolling sitrep of new cases (most recent figure first, in bracket: “local cases / imported cases”)
- 9,996 ( 9,359 / 637 ); 10,137 ( 9,531 / 606 ); 8,810 ( 8,153 / 657 ); 7,547 ( 6,957 / 590 ); 7,793 ( 7,188 / 605 ); 8,033 ( 7,530 / 503 ); 8,874 ( 8,365 / 509 ); 8,878 ( 8,316 / 562 ); 9,219 ( 8,500 / 719 ); 7,985 ( 7,374 / 611 ); 7,139 ( 6,505 / 634 ); 7,286 ( 6,672 / 614 ); 7,736 ( 7,212 / 524 ); 8,060 ( 7,559 / 501 )

Public hospitals enhance support to COVID-19 patients and daily update on COVID-19 cases

In response to the increasing number of confirmed cases in the community, the HA will strengthen the service capacity of seven HA Designated Clinics for COVID-19 Confirmed Cases and tele-consultation service to provide medical support for confirmed patients in the community. In order to focus manpower and resources to further enhance designated clinic and tele-consultation services, Violet Peel General Out-patient Clinic, Cheung Sha Wan Jockey Club General Out-patient Clinic and North Lantau Community Health Centre will adjust services from December 3.

Latest situation of COVID-19 casesLatest epidemic situation of 5th wave at a glanceProvisional data analysis on COVID-19 reported death cases

Provisional analysis of the first 10,531 reported death cases in the 5th wave:
- Vaccination history
 - Received 4 doses (reached 14 days): 0.41%
 - Received 3 doses (reached 14 days): 5%
 - Received 2 doses (reached 14 days): 13%
 - Received 1 dose (reached 14 days): 15%
 - Unvaccinated: 67%
- Over 95% fatal cases were elderly aged 60 years or above; 51% were residential care home residents; 91% were with known chronic diseases
- Receiving 3 doses of any vaccines greatly reduces death risk especially in the older age group

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme statistics

- As at Dec 2:
* 356 persons received their first dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 6,900,959 persons have received their first vaccine dose, making up 94.5% of the population aged 3 or above
* 1,310 persons received their second dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 6,769,987 persons have received their second vaccine dose, making up 92.8% of the population aged 3 or above
* 3,431 persons received their third dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 5,736,680 persons have received their third vaccine dose, making up 82.5% of the population aged 12 or above
* 7,217 persons received their fourth dose of vaccine; a cumulative total of 598,648 persons have received their fourth vaccine dose
- a total of 20,006,274 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered for members of the public

Members of public welcome to join "Children with jabs, parents with ease" parent-child activities tomorrowGovernment gazettes compulsory testing noticeGovernment follows up on positive results of sewage surveillance and appeals to residents to undergo virus testing

The Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases and the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases under the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, joined by the Chief Executive's expert advisory panel, convened a meeting to discuss and issue the consensus interim recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines in Hong Kong.

Please refer to the press release for details

Latest compulsory testing notice

The Government requires any person who had been present at 45 specified places during the specified period to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test.

The above compulsory testing requirement applies to those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course as well. Persons who have tested positive in the past three months (including positive cases tested either by nucleic acid tests recorded by the Department of Health (DH) or by rapid antigen tests that have been self-declared to the DH) do not need to undergo compulsory testing.

Details of the compulsory testing noticeLocations of Community Testing Centres and Community Testing Stations

The Government reopens the ad-hoc mobile specimen collection station at Shek Pai Wan Estate in Southern District on December 2.

Ad-hoc mobile specimen collection stations in various districts providing services (as at December 2)Please refer to the press release for details

In order to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the Government has been collecting sewage samples for virus testing in all districts, and had detected positive results in some areas, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises within these areas.

Please refer to the press release for details