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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

COVID-19 death recorded

The Hospital Authority today said an 80-year-old female COVID-19 patient has passed away, taking the number of COVID-19 patients who died in public hospitals to 196.   The patient with chronic diseases was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s isolation ward on January 29 after being confirmed with the virus.   Her condition continued to deteriorate and she died last night.
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