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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

791k vaccine doses administered

About 791,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 559,800 people receiving their first dose and about 231,500 people getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 346,100 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 213,700 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 137,800 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 93,700 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 3,300 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Among them, about 2,200 people received the jab at eight community vaccination centres (CVCs), while about 1,100 were inoculated at private doctors and clinics participating in the programme.   Around 10,000 people received their second dose of the Sinovac vaccine today, including about 7,500 people vaccinated at CVCs and about 2,500 people through private doctors and clinics.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 12,900 people received their first dose at 21 CVCs and about 20,100 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at eight CVCs is 97%, while that of the BioNTech vaccine at 21 CVCs is about 98%.   As of 8pm, about 2,000 people had booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 7,700 had reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, nine people were sent to hospital.
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