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HK logs 3.3k COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 3,362 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 493 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,869 via rapid antigen tests.   Separately, 118 imported cases were detected.   Furthermore, seven residential care homes for the elderly and one for disabled people logged nine cases involving their residents.   The Hospital Authority reported that 33 patients passed away in public hospitals. According to a preliminary analysis, the cause of death for 13 patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 20 patients was unrelated.   It also registered six more critical cases, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 99.   As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Kowloon City districts, the respective district offices will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to relevant residents as well as cleaning

Hospital reports initial positive case

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Hospital Authority today reported that an isolation ward nurse at North District Hospital preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.   At a press briefing, the authority’s Chief Manager (Clinical Effectiveness & Technology Management) Dr Linda Yu said the nurse took a virus test at a community testing centre on January 19 after feeling unwell for a day.   Dr Yu said the nurse last performed her duties on January 14 and that no patient was identified as a close contact.   “For the nurse who has tested preliminary positive for COVID-19, she worked in the isolation ward at North District Hospital in the recent three months. She all along wore appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during her work. We understand that she took care of various confirmed cases. Contact tracing and source-finding are still in progress.”   She added that the authority’s current PPE stock can be used for around six months.
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