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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

15 COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 15 additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   They involve seven males and eight females aged between eight and 78 who arrived from Nepal, India and Indonesia.   A total of 143 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 35 local cases, of which 15 have unknown infection sources.   The centre reminded the public that two service providers, HK PICK-UP and HelloToby Technology (HK), will provide door-to-door specimen collection services for virus testing during the Labour Day holiday on May 1. People undergoing compulsory home quarantine can make advance bookings to submit their deep throat saliva sample through the service.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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