The new crown virus Omicron epidemic in Kwai Chung Village has further expanded. The Department of Health announced today (25th) that there were 33 new confirmed cases, including a security guard working in Yat Kwai House. So far, the entire Kwai Chung Village has accumulated 276 confirmed or preliminary confirmed cases, an increase of 64 over yesterday. Zong.
The epidemic situation in Kwai Chung Village has spread to nearby areas. The source of a new case in Tsuen Wan Garden and Wing Wah Court is one bus stop away. The source of the new case is unknown. The previous case #13340 belongs to the same building, and the source is unknown. Both are located in Unit 5, and vertical transmission is suspected.
Government expert advisor and chair professor of the Department of Microbiology of the University of Hong Kong, Yuan Guo, together with experts from the Department of Health, went to inspect.
There were 124 new confirmed cases in Hong Kong today (25th), breaking the 100 mark for three consecutive days.
Among them, the cases involving Kwai Chung Village accounted for 33 cases, and the total confirmed cases in Kwai Chung Village, including the initial positive number today, has accumulated to 276 cases.
Zhang Zhujun, director of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Centre for Health Protection, said at a press conference on the epidemic that Kwai Chung Village had 64 more cases than yesterday, most of which belonged to the same unit.
Yikui Building, where the outbreak first broke out, has now added 17 units, involving 184 people; Yingkui Building, involving 15 more units, involving 64 people.
In addition, the government announced this morning that Xia Kui Building needs to be enclosed for 5 days, and 13 positive test cases were recorded today.
As for other buildings, there were also new cases: 1 case in Ya Kwai House, 1 more case in Xuk Kwai House, and 3 cases in Chun Kwai House; Kwai Lou had one case each.
There were no new cases in Qiankui Building and Xiaokui Building today.
Zhang Zhujun said that the government is still monitoring the situation of buildings in Kwai Chung Village every day to see if there is an increase or there is only one case.
She pointed out that many residents cooperated voluntarily to do testing to find confirmed cases.
In addition, there is a no-source case at Wing Wah Court in Tsuen Wan Garden.
Zhang Zhujun believes that the unit where case #13340 lives is the same as Unit 5, and vertical transmission is suspected.
▼On January 24, the enclosure inspection of Xia Kui Building, Kwai Chung Village▼
▼The inspection situation of Kwai Chung Village closed area on January 24▼
At least 13 initial positive cases in Xia Kwai House, Kwai Chung Village, different blocks and floors, the government expects a major outbreak | Xia Kwai House is closed for five days, and Yak Kwai House is quarantined for two more days. 5 cases and 1 positive case of outbreak in Kwai Chung Village were found after completion of forced inspection at Fu Tak Building in the village｜Lam Cheng: Xia Kwai Building needs to be enclosed for 5 days and Yak Kwai Building enclosed and forced inspection will be postponed until this Friday