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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

HK reports 24 COVID-19 cases

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 24 additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are locally transmitted.   Ten are untraceable, and among the 14 linked cases, 10 are related to URSUS Fitness in Sai Ying Pun.   At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre’s Principal Medical & Health Officer Dr Albert Au said there was a small outbreak at the Harbour School in Ap Lei Chau. Two IT teachers have tested positive for COVID-19, while an art teacher has preliminarily tested positive.   “For this outbreak, the first case is a customer of URSUS Fitness. He had attended the fitness centre and was subsequently confirmed to be a case.   “The other two cases are colleagues of the index case in this school.   “The second case is also an IT teacher who shared the same classroom with the index case and they had very close contact.   “The third case is an art teacher who had contact with the second case inside the IT room for about 10 minutes, so we believe that the transmission is person-to-person, and it occurred inside the IT room.”   The centre has arranged for 35 students and six teaching assistants who used the IT room to be sent to quarantine centres.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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