New confirmed cases near 150

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported since the latest community outbreak had reached 149, health authorities updates show.

About 5,308 have been placed under medical observation due to links to the confirmed cases.

Of those under follow-up, 717 were close contacts, 3,283 people with a common route, 285 secondary close contacts, 285 general contacts, and 589 accompanying persons.

A total of 468,267 samples had been collected in the second citywide testing drive as of 8:00 am, with 251,650 coming back negative. Preliminary positive results were also reported in 20 mixed 10-in-1 samples, which are currently under review.