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4 imported COVID-19 cases found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional imported COVID-19 cases, three of which involve the L452R mutant strain while the remaining case’s mutation test result is pending.   The four patients arrived from the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore. All of them tested positive for the virus during quarantine.   A total of 64 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days. One is a local case with an unknown infection source and the rest are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage. http://dlvr.it/S9x3zz

Vaccination case reported

The Department of Health said as at 4pm today, in the past 24 hours it received a report from the Hospital Authority of a death case with suspected serious adverse event following COVID-19 vaccination.   The case involved a 59-year-old man. He was found unconscious in Sai Kung by hikers today and did not respond to resuscitation after being sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital by the Government Flying Service.   The man received the BioNTech vaccine at Choi Hung Road Badminton Centre Community Vaccination Centre on March 18 and there was no record of him feeling unwell during observation at the vaccination centre.   The department said it immediately contacted the authority to obtain further information for investigation and assessment.   It will pass the case to the Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation for causality assessment.
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