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Published: 12:02, July 03, 2022 | Updated: 13:59, July 03, 2022
HK keeps tracing COVID-19 through sewage surveillance
By Xinhua
Published:12:02, July 03, 2022 Updated:13:59, July 03, 2022 By Xinhua

People wearing face masks walk in the rain at the central district of Hong Kong, May 11, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP)

HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on Saturday that it will distribute 290,000 COVID-19 rapid antigen test 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.

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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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