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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

83k people vaccinated

About 83,400 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Sinovac vaccine since February 22, while about 300 people received their first dose of the Comirnaty vaccine today, the Government announced.   About 11,000 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   The overall percentage of people who booked and received the Sinovac vaccine at the eight community vaccination centres is about 89%.   As of midnight, two people were sent to hospital for treatment.
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