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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

Vaccination bookings reopen Mar 1

The online booking for the Sinovac vaccine will commence again at 9am on March 1, while that of the Comirnaty vaccine will open by the middle of this week.   The Government made the statement today in response to media enquiries on the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.   It said members of the public can make reservations to get vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccine at the eight community vaccination centres and the Hospital Authority’s 18 general out-patient clinics for the period until March 28.   For the Comirnaty vaccine, online booking for vaccination will open by the middle of this week. Detailed arrangements will be announced shortly.
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