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2 imported COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional COVID-19 cases involving men who arrived from Tanzania and the US.   Meanwhile, the centre was notified yesterday of a confirmed case in the UK concerning a 46-year-old man who left Hong Kong for London on Cathay Pacific flight CX251 on July 15. His specimen collected on July 17 tested positive for COVID-19. He was asymptomatic. The centre is following up on the case with the British health authority and epidemiological investigations are underway.   As a prudent measure, Rosedale Hotel Hong Kong, Causeway Bay where the patient had stayed during the incubation period was put under a compulsory testing notice last night, requiring people who had been at the venue for more than two hours from July 4 to 28 to get tested on or before July 31.   A total of 25 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days and all of them were imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Gover

Vaccination cases assessed

The Expert Committee on Clinical Events Assessment Following COVID-19 Immunisation assessed six death cases with history of vaccination during its meeting today.   As of March 28, the Department of Health received a total of 13 death reports with history of COVID-19 immunisation from the Hospital Authority.   The cases involve nine men and four women aged between 55 and 80. Existing information indicates that most of these cases died of cardiovascular diseases.   Six of the cases were assessed in today's meeting.   The first case involves a 55-year-old woman who passed away on March 6. The full autopsy report indicated that the patient died of acute myocardial infarction due to aortic dissection. Other investigation results did not reveal any possible immunological reactions due to vaccine.   The committee considered that there was no causal relationship between the deceased's outcome and COVID-19 vaccination.   Four other cases involve four men aged between 59 and 66. Their preliminary autopsy findings were coronary artery disease, ruptured myocardial infarction and coronary thrombosis, coronary and hypertensive heart disease, as well as coronary artery disease with acute ischaemia.   Together with the remaining case who died of acute myocardial infarction, the committee considered that the outcomes of the deceased were not directly associated with COVID-19 vaccination.
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