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The fourth wave of the COVID-19 epidemic has lasted for some time. To our great relief, the number of local confirmed cases has remained at low levels in recent days. The Government's multi-pronged strategy of continuously enhancing our anti-epidemic measures and preventing the importation of cases has proven effective.   Apart from keeping social distancing measures in place and mounting an extensive promotion of testing, we have specifically strengthened the manpower in contact tracing as this is a particularly crucial measure in cutting the chains of viral transmission.   The Department of Health's Contact Tracing Office has redoubled its efforts in speeding up the process of identifying close contacts. Their sterling efforts in contact tracing in the gym cluster last month have significantly helped in suppressing rebounds within a number of days. This was a remarkable success.   For this, I must thank all those who have helped, including some 200 colleagues seconded f

1 COVID-19 death recorded

The Hospital Authority today said a COVID-19 patient has passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 193.   A 73-year-old man who tested preliminary positive for COVID-19 was admitted to Tseung Kwan O Hospital on November 23 last year.   He was transferred to the Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU) of Queen Mary Hospital for isolation treatment on December 9.   His antibody test result for COVID-19 was positive after treatment and was released from isolation order by the Department of Health on January 28.    Due to respiratory failure, he continued to stay in the AICU and a general ward consecutively. His condition worsened and he succumbed last night.
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