The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 70 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 63 are locally transmitted.
Among the local cases, 16 have unknown sources of infection.
The centre reported that 31 of the newly infected patients live in Yau Tsim Mong District, including 14 residents of the specified area in Yau Ma Tei to Jordan, while two more buildings in that area will be subject to mandatory testing.
It added that another three buildings will also be covered by compulsory testing notices as confirmed cases were detected in two or more unrelated units.
They are Tak Yam House at On Yam Estate in Kwai Chung, Laguna City Block 5 in Lam Tin and Charming Garden Block 2 in Mong Kok.
For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.