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Daily virus cases drop to 4,475

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 4,475 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 2,286 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 2,189 were identified via rapid antigen tests.   Among the cases which tested positive by nucleic acid tests, 18 were imported and the rest were locally acquired.   A total of 1,155,082 people have contracted the virus since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic and 7,848 patients passed away.   Meanwhile, the Government made restriction-testing declarations to cover two buildings where sewage samples tested positive for the virus.   They include Hong Wing House, Cheung Hong Estate in Tsing Yi and Block 9, Richland Gardens in Kowloon Bay. People in the restricted areas must undergo compulsory testing before the specified deadline.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.