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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

Testing compliance check ends

The Government today said it has completed a joint enforcement operation on compulsory testing notice for four buildings in Central & Western District.   The notice covered Woodlands Court, Woodland Court and Woodlands Terrace at 1-4 Woodlands Terrace and Woodland House at 9A-9C Castle Road.   The enforcement action, which lasted from 7am to 10.30am, was conducted by the Central & Western District Office, the Home Affairs Department’s Office of the Licensing Authority, the Centre for Health Protection, Police and the Auxiliary Medical Service.   About 130 residents' test records were checked. Among them, 10 people were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice.   Noting that the enforcement process may have caused inconvenience to residents, the Government appealed for their understanding as the operation was conducted to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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