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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

Priority groups receive Comirnaty jabs

Arranged by the Government, around 100 people in the vaccination priority groups received the Comirnaty vaccine at the community vaccination centre at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre this morning.   They included healthcare workers, air crew and officers of the six disciplined services, namely Police, Customs, the Correctional Services Department, the Fire Services Department, the Immigration Department and the Government Flying Service.   Through their actions, they appealed to other members of the priority groups to get vaccinated early, with a view to protecting themselves and others.
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