Positive tests in quarantine

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Dear Department of Health,

Could you please inform me how many unvaccinated individuals have tested positive for covid in the extra 14 days they are forced to quarantine. How many vaccinated individuals have tested positive for covid in the 7 days forced quarantine?

Yours faithfully,

David Moore

Department of Health

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Dear Mr David Moore,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
15 September 2021.

2.         For the arrival dates and test dates ^Note 1 of imported cases,
you may wish to refer to the "List of flights/trains taken by confirmed
cases of novel coronavirus infection during the symptomatic phase in the
past 14 days" and "Latest local situation of COVID-19  (Details of
previous COVID-19 cases)" which are accessible at the following websites:

[1]https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/10299... ;
[2]https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/10299... ; and

3.         The quarantine policy for inbound travellers have been changing
over time and there is no readily available information to your requests.
Alternatively, we have compiled the following statistics for previous
three months in Designated Quarantine Hotels (DQHs) for your reference.
Out of all 87 imported cases who have tested positive at a DQH from the
period of 1 ^ June 2021 – 31 August 2021, 34 were vaccinated and 53 were
not vaccinated. One needs to be cautious in interpreting this set of
information as it is subject to many limitations. For example, currently
only vaccinated Hong Kong residents are allowed to return to Hong Kong
from Group A countries. Please see the table below for full details:

From Tested positive at Designated Quarantine Hotels (DQHs) Total
01/06/2021 – Number
31/08/2021 Day 3 Day 5 Day 7 Day 9 Day 12 Day 16 Day 19
Vaccination Y N Y N Y N Y N Y N Y N Y N N/A
Status (Y/N)
Number of 33 44 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 87

4.        We hope the above information is of use to you. Should you have
any queries in the meantime, please contact me by email or by phone at
2125 2642.

Note 1: A case will normally be reported on the next day after it was
tested and confirmed by Public Health[4]Laboratory Services Branch.

(Miss Tracy SO)
for Director to Health

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