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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

462k vaccine jabs given

About 462,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 292,600 people receiving their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and about 18,500 people getting their second dose.   About 6,600 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today. Among them about 6,200 received the jabs at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs).   About 400 people were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 6,510 people received their second dose of Sinovac vaccine today, including about 6,500 people vaccinated at the CVCs and about 10 people through private doctors and clinics.   As of 8pm, about 3,500 people had reserved their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online in the past 24 hours.   As of midnight, two people were sent to the hospital for treatment.
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